Beach sand work set to combat erosion
Sand renourishment works will begin at Challenger Beach this month in a bid by the City of Rockingham to combat ongoing erosion issues.
Sand from the Point Peron sand trap adjacent to the Point Peron boat launching facility, will be used to replenish the area, which has long suffered erosion.
As part of the City’s renourishment program, works are carried out along Rockingham beaches every four to six years.
City of Rockingham Mayor Barry Sammels said the works would protect the shoreline from further erosion and improve the amenity of the beach.
“Sand from the trap is excavated twice a year to maintain the navigability for vessels at the boat ramp, which is then used to renourish a number of other coastal areas across the City,” he said.
Works will begin later this month and are expected to take between three to five weeks.