Con­struc­tion of sea­wall re­mains on track

Broome Advertiser - - News - Jakeb Wad­dell

Con­struc­tion of the sea­wall set to solve en­vi­ron­men­tal and safety threats at Town Beach is on track to be com­pleted in a mat­ter of weeks.

The $4.5 mil­lion revet­ment wall, the first of sev­eral projects to trans­form and ac­ti­vate Town Beach, is pro­gress­ing to­wards its sched­uled Jan­uary fin­ish date, with more than 125m al­ready built.

Fu­ture works will in­clude the in­stal­la­tion of sleeves for the three stair­way struc­tures to pro­vide pub­lic ac­cess to the beach and con­struc­tion of com­mu­nity seat­ing to al­low views over Roe­buck Bay.

More than 5900 tonnes of pin­dan have been im­ported and placed along the face of the cliff to date, with 4700 tonnes of Kim­ber­ley rock in­stalled to cre­ate the sea­wall, which stretches from the ex­ist­ing groyne to Catali­nas.

Shire of Broome pres­i­dent Harold Tracey said it was ex­cit­ing to see the im­prove­ments re­ally tak­ing shape.

“The con­struc­tion of the tiered seat­ing at the top of the sea­wall will com­mence in the com­ing weeks and will pro­vide an in­di­ca­tion of the su­perb out­look that can be ex­pected across Roe­buck Bay on com­ple­tion of the project,” he said.

The sub-project was funded by the State Govern­ment Roy­al­ties for Re­gions fund and the Shire and be­gan in Septem­ber.

The Shire said the sea­wall would be fin­ished by early next month.

Once com­pleted, other projects will be­gin to roll out, in­clud­ing an ex­panded wa­ter park, new na­ture play, youth, her­itage and mar­kets precincts and con­nect­ing Hamer­s­ley Street to Robin­son Street.

Pic­ture: Jakeb Wad­dell

The revet­ment sea­wall at Broome's Town Beach.

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