Hon Rita Saffioti BBus MLA

Hon Rita Saffioti BBus MLA

Minister for Transport; Planning; Ports

    $2 million grant for Mindarie-Burns Beach dual use path

    14/12/2017 3:30 PM
    • ​Mindarie-Burns Beach dual use path
    • Final link in Quinns Rocks to Fremantle coastal pathway
    • Construction also starts on physical millipede barrier

    The McGowan Government has allocated $2 million to build a dual pathway in Tamala Conservation Park to connect Mindarie with Burns Beach.


    It will be the final link in a 58 kilometre coastal route from Quinns Rocks almost all the way to Fremantle, providing new coastal vantage points for walkers and cyclists alike.


    The 4.9 kilometre pathway will also include a physical millipede barrier to ensure the pest is kept at bay from spreading to neighbouring properties.


    The millipede plague that have previously affected the park's neighbouring properties will be stopped with the combination of a physical barrier and biological controls.


    The chosen alignment for the dual use pathway will ensure the protection of the foredune system and minimal vegetation disturbance while optimising coastal views and appropriate path levels to suit all users.


    A WA Planning Commission grant will assist with the construction of the path following planning and environmental approvals to be progressed by the end of the financial year.


    The cities of Joondalup and Wanneroo will fund the remaining cost and contribute resources including technical support, labour, materials and equipment.


    Comments attributed to Transport Minister Rita Saffioti:


    "This dual use pathway will be a great enhancement to the Tamala Conservation Park bushland, which has long been recognised as a special natural area.


    "I have also worked closely with the WAPC to address the large number of millipedes invading the park's neighbouring properties and am pleased to say that work has started on a physical barrier while biological (nematode) controls continue."


    Comments attributed to Burns Beach MLA Mark Folkard:


    "Our community is home to some of the most stunning coastline in the State. I share my excitement of many in announcing this funding, as it will most certainly be a welcomed and well-used pathway.


    "This outcome is a fine example of State and local governments working for local residents and visitors to ensure the protection of our most valuable assets."


    Minister's office - 6552 5500