Coastal seawall shores up community hall

Published on Wednesday, 4 August 2021 at 9:39:23 AM

The future of the John Batten Community Hall in Drummond Cove will be protected with the construction of an engineered rock seawall funded by the WA Recovery Plan.

The seawall will replace the temporary rock embankment installed in 2010 to protect the hall from erosion caused by winter storms. 

City of Greater Geraldton Mayor Shane Van Styn said the continued support of the State Government to fund coastal erosion works made the project possible.

“In 2020, the City received $600,000 from the State Government to construct a third Geotextile Sand Container groyne at Whitehill Road,” he said.

“This project was completed under budget and with the remaining funds we are able to undertake additional works in the area.

“Thanks to the State Government’s support we can now replace the existing protection with a more resilient revetment that will ensure the continued use of this popular community facility.”

With site preparations already finished, local contractor Red Dust Holdings has begun construction works. The project will take approximately three weeks to complete.

To ensure community safety the construction site, which includes the grassed area behind the hall, will be fenced off. Access to the community hall and playground will not be impacted by the works, however, the tennis court will be unavailable during this time.

For more information on the project visit the City’s website here


Picture Caption: John Batten Community Hall revetment design

Revetment design

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