We will be undertaking beach renourishment of the Safety Bay and Waikiki Foreshore over the next four weeks.
Beach renourishment works are scheduled to commence on Monday 17 October and will take approximately four weeks, with completion by mid-November 2022.
Beach renourishment involves importing clean beach sand to increase the vertical height and to widen the existing beach profile, increasing its resilience to erosion from winter storm activity.
The works will be completed by transporting 17,000 cubic metres of clean beach sand from the Point Peron sand stockpile by trucks and depositing the sand on the beach via the Donald Drive boat ramp, Safety Bay. The sand will be mechanically screened at Point Peron prior to being delivered to site. This will remove all debris and odorous seagrass wrack.
During the works there will be increased trucking activity on Point Peron Road, Safety Bay Road and Arcadia Drive.
The beach renourishment works will be done on weekdays, Monday to Friday from 7am - 4pm. No work will be undertaken on weekends.
Access during the works
The Donald Drive Boat Ramp will be closed for the duration of the works.
Beach access between west of Donald Drive Boat Ramp Car Park and Short Street, Waikiki will be closed for the duration of the works. This includes the beach access ramp at Waikiki Foreshore and the dog beach west of Donald Drive Boat Ramp Car Park.
Beach access beyond the works is available from View Street car park, Warnbro Beach Road to the south-east of the works and the beach access paths opposite June Road, Safety Bay.
The City apologises for the temporary inconvenience and appreciates the community’s patience and support behind the City’s coastal management program.
The City of Rockingham thanks the Department of Transport for providing 50 per cent funding for this project, through the Western Australian State Government 2022 Coastal Adaptation and Protection (CAP) Grants Program.