New Access Walks for Shoalwater
Date Published: 29/06/2012
Refurbishment works have been completed on access paths, walkways and dune rehabilitation along the Shoalwater Foreshore Reserve.
Work on the popular foreshore area was funded by $52 000 in grant funding from the State Government’s Coast West Grants scheme as well as Caring for Our Country, and community support was provided by Sharee Hart and the students of Kolbe College.
The project, overseen by the City of Rockingham with the consent of local aboriginal corporation Gnoola Karla Booja, replaced ageing timber walkways and access points to ensure the structure fits comfortably with the fragile dune environment as well as being visibly compatible
City of Rockingham Mayor, Barry Sammels said: “This has become a popular spot for both local people and for visitors so it is important to have well designed well-constructed access and viewing areas that are both safe and visibly pleasing.
“While being completed at a relatively modest cost, we are grateful to Coast West for supporting the project. It’s another opportunity for people to enjoy our wonderful seaside precinct.
“It is also important that we ensure the coastal dunes are vegetated and protected from the growing number of people who access this part of the coast. The vegetation also provides an important habitat for birds and animals from the Shoalwater Island Marine Park.”
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