Hon Dean Nalder BBus GradDip(AppFin&Inv) MLA

Hon Dean Nalder BBus GradDip(AppFin&Inv) MLA

Former Minister for Agriculture and Food; Transport

    More beach sand for Port Geographe and Wonnerup

    9/10/2014 12:00 AM
     
    • Extra sand for beaches across Port Geographe by December 2014
    • Breakwater works completed over winter as part of a $28.15 million project to reconfigure coastal structures

    Beaches at Port Geographe and Wonnerup will be boosted with additional sand prior to summer.

     

    Transport Minister Dean Nalder said the sand was now being trucked to local beaches as part of a $28.15 million project to improve beach amenity and provide protection from erosion.

     

    The work is being carried out in conjunction with seagrass removal on the western side of Port Geographe to help minimise the seasonal build-up of seagrass.

     

    Mr Nalder said the sand replenishment program had already commenced.

     

    ”This will continue over the next two months with sand being trucked in from a local sand supply,” he said.

     

    From a scientific perspective, the sand monitoring and management program is being refined to better track sediment and sand movement across the project area each year.

     

    This will form the basis of future management decisions about sand volumes, bypass activity and beach nourishment.

     

    This program will allow a detailed assessment to be completed before winter 2015 to determine if further work is needed to ‘balance’ sand volumes.

     

    Landscaping will also start this month, following the award of a contract to Bunbury-based contractor, LD Total. These works will deliver an exciting new community recreation space for the public to enjoy.

     

    Fact File

    • Work will be completed by December

    Minister’s office - 6552 6400