Local contractor awarded Beresford Foreshore Protection project

Published: Thursday, 1 December 2016 at 12:00:00 AM

Geraldton based civil contractor Central Earthmoving has been awarded the contract to construct coastal protection works along the Beresford Foreshore, one of the City’s largest Capital Work projects to date.

Stretching two kilometres in length, the first phase of the Beresford Foreshore Coastal Protection and Enhancement Project involves the construction of a 100m breakwater extension to the detached breakwater, a 45m extension to the existing groyne and three shore based rock revetment structures to mitigate the effects of erosion. 

City of Greater Geraldton Mayor Shane Van Styn said Council was very pleased to award the coastal protection works to a highly experienced local contractor which will also help stimulate the local economy.

“Central Earthmoving has more than 30 years’ experience delivering civil construction, land development and land care projects throughout regional WA and were able to demonstrate they have the specialist skills and experience required to build the coastal protection structures,” he said. 

“This year the City will be investing a record $78 million in building and renewing infrastructure focusing on projects that will transform our economy whilst preserving and maintaining our lifestyle. 

“The Beresford Foreshore Protection and Enhancement Project not only protects $55 million of state and local government infrastructure at risk due to coastal erosion, it’s construction will also inject millions of dollars back into the local economy,” said Mayor Van Styn. 

The Beresford Coastal Protection works which extend from Marina Beach, also known as Midalia’s Beach, in the south to Trigg Street in the north are scheduled to begin in January 2017.

The second phase of the project which includes coastal enhancement works to replace amenities already lost to erosion include landscaping, barbeques, picnic settings, benches, bicycle racks, showers, playground equipment, lighting, drinking fountains, shade structures and a toilet block will begin once the protection works are completed.

The $23.1 million project is jointly funded with Royalties for Regions contributing $17.28 million, Mid West Ports Authority $4 million with the City contributing $1.85.

Beresford Foreshore to the south

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