Geraldton Volunteer Marine Rescue building to be demolished

Published on Tuesday, 11 June 2024 at 1:51:55 PM

To mitigate environmental impacts associated with potential collapse, the City of Greater Geraldton will demolish the Geraldton Volunteer Marine Rescue (GVMR) with the building’s four-metre trigger point having been surpassed.

As part of a Council decision endorsed in August of 2023 a backup location for the GVMR has been provided enabling the organisation to continue to operate.

City of Greater Geraldton Mayor Jerry Clune said whilst disappointing action needed to be taken.

“Over the last six months, the City has endeavoured to get a demolition agreement in place with the Department of Fire and Emergency Services Marine Services to avoid a potential environmental hazard,” he said.

“Whilst we still don’t have a signed agreement, we need to proceed as the trigger point has been exceeded.

“The site has now been fenced off and demolition will commence this week.”

“Despite neither owning the current GVMR building and management of the volunteer marine rescue services being a State Government responsibility the City is taking this action to prevent negative environmental impacts to our beloved coastline,” added Mayor Clune.

Along with the GVMR building the gazebo and associated beachside infrastructure will also be removed and stored to be reinstated when conditions allow.

Picture Caption: The Geraldton Volunteer Marine Rescue building is scheduled for demolition with the four-metre trigger point having been exceeded


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