Work to save shore

Fremantle Gazette - - NEWS -

THE North­bank fore­shore sta­bil­i­sa­tion plan has been placed un­der fur­ther review.

A Fre­man­tle Coun­cil re­port said the shore had had sig­nif­i­cant stress with ero­sion of beach sand, ac­cu­mu­la­tion and ex­po­sure of for­mer in­dus­trial site rub­bish in­clud­ing bro­ken glass and old tyres.

The re­port said there could be po­ten­tial con­tam­i­na­tion of the riverbed with heavy met­als.

Of­fi­cers rec­om­mended in­stalling a block wall along the river align­ment.

“It is the most en­vi­ron­men­tally sus­tain­able so­lu­tion in terms of foot­print and soil dis­tur­bance, most cost ef­fec­tive... and the only op­tion where on­go­ing beach re­nour­ish­ment is not re­quired,” the re­port said.

An­other op­tion pre­sented dur­ing com­mu­nity con­sul­ta­tion was to build three rock groynes and use geo tex­tile sand­bags.

The re­port also said as far as prac­ti­cal, em­ploy­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties for lo­cal Noon­gar peo­ple would be of­fered, lo­cal na­tive plants used, and there would be Abo­rig­i­nal mon­i­tor­ing and cul­tural en­gage­ment.

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