Wanneroo Weekender - - News -

ABOUT 10,000 cu­bic me­tres of ex­cess sand will be trans­ferred from Sor­rento Beach to Whit­fords Nodes Beach next month to com­bat coastal ero­sion north of Hil­larys Boat Har­bour.

The ero­sion has re­sulted in loss of part of the dune sys­tem and veg­e­ta­tion next to Whit­fords Nodes.

The City of Joon­dalup pro­ject is be­ing part-funded by the State Govern­ment and once fin­ished will pro­vide Whit­fords Nodes Beach with a buf­fer to storms, and pro­tect the dunes and pub­lic openspace area.

It will also re­duce the high build-up of sand at Sor­rento Beach.

Work is sched­uled to start on De­cem­ber 3 and will be hap­pen­ing be­tween 7pm and 7am for about three weeks.

Dur­ing this time, ac­cess to both beaches will be closed.

Mayor Al­bert Ja­cob said the City would en­deav­our to min­imise any in­con­ve­nience to beach users dur­ing that time by un­der­tak­ing the works at night.

“The City’s 17km stretch of coast­line is highly val­ued by res­i­dents and vis­i­tors, and we will con­tinue to im­ple­ment pro­grams and pro­jects that ad­dress cur­rent and fu­ture cli­mate change im­pacts in or­der to man­age and pro­tect vul­ner­a­ble ar­eas of our coast­line,” he said.

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