Port Beach restora­tion

Fremantle Gazette - - FRONT PAGE -

REMEDIATION works have be­gun at Port Beach to en­sure the beach is ready for the sum­mer rush.

Se­vere storms this year caused ero­sion at the pop­u­lar beach, wash­ing away ac­cess paths and un­der­min­ing the south­ern carpark.

City of Fre­man­tle parks and land­scapes man­ager Ryan Ab­bott said the City was re­pair­ing paths, mon­i­tor­ing dunes and re­in­forc­ing the carpark.

He said work that started last week was the fi­nal step to have the beach ready for sum­mer.

“The ero­sion over win­ter was quite sig­nif­i­cant, but over the past few months the nat­u­ral changes in the weather and coastal con­di­tions have seen the sand build up again and beach is look­ing great,” he said.

“There are about 40 park­ing bays at Port Beach that have been fenced off for safety rea­sons af­ter they were un­der­mined in the storms.

“The works the City will be un­der­tak­ing over the next few weeks will re­move the un­der­mined sec­tions of the carpark, pro­vide for ad­di­tional dune es­tab­lish­ment and in­stall a new walk­way and fenc­ing.

He said the re­main­ing works were ex­pected to take about two weeks, pro­vid­ing the weather was “kind”.

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