Construction of seawall remains on track
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.
The revetment seawall at Broome's Town Beach.