Work to save shore
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.