Beach sand work set to com­bat ero­sion

Southern Telegraph - - NEWS -

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.

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