- $500,000 groyne upgrade project at Quinns Beach complete
- Well timed works part of larger plan to protect infrastructure from storms
- First coastal erosion hotspot project to be completed from WA Recovery Plan
- McGowan Government committed $5 million to four high priority coastal erosion hotspots
Quinns Beach is better placed to handle storm events this winter, following the completion of a groyne upgrade to help prevent erosion and damage to roads and community infrastructure.
The project was identified as a high priority and $500,000 was allocated through the McGowan Government's WA Recovery Plan last year.
The upgraded groyne will assist in retaining the recently replenished sand on Quinns Beach - a separate $150,000 project funded last year by the Department of Transport's (DoT) Coastal Adaptation and Protection (CAP) grants program.
Since 2013, the City of Wanneroo and DoT have worked closely to address severe erosion at Quinns Beach after consecutive storm events threatened the carpark access road and a children's playground at the park was nearly washed away.
More than $1.68 million in CAP funding has been granted to the City of Wanneroo since 2013 to investigate, monitor and adapt Quinns Beach. This has seen the implementation of the current Quinns Beach Long Term Coastal Management Plan and the establishment of an advisory group.
The McGowan Government allocated $5 million last year through the WA Recovery Plan to support four high priority coastal erosion projects.
Comments attributed to Transport and Planning Minister Rita Saffioti:
"This is the first of four high priority coastal erosion projects to be completed and funded through the WA Recovery Plan and will make a big difference for Quinns Beach come winter.
"We allocated $5 million to four high priority coastal erosion projects across the State and I'm pleased the first project has now been completed.
"Infrastructure Australia has listed coastal erosion as a high priority initiative and we will continue to lobby the Federal Government for a co-ordinated approach to manage this national issue."
Comments attributed to Burns Beach MLA Mark Folkard:
"Quinns Beach is a much loved location and this new groyne will ensure it is protected for years to come from coastal erosion.
"This will make a big difference for the local community and ensure we can continue to enjoy our beautiful beaches."
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