Sunset Beach coastal works completed

Published: Thursday, 5 December 2019 at 10:48:56 AM

The construction of a low-crest groyne and revetment on the Sunset Beach Foreshore to mitigate the effects of coastal erosion have been completed a week ahead of schedule.

The installation of the 40m long groyne and the 50m long revetment at Triton Place will help retain sand along with an initial beach nourishment.

City of Greater Geraldton Mayor Shane Van Styn said the use of GSCs in erosion prone areas is consistent with community values.

“During the development of the Geraldton Coastal Hazard Risk Management and Adaptation Plan the Sunset Beach community made it very clear that they highly value the beach for social and recreational purposes,” he said.

“The GSC groyne and revetment that extend across the beach and into the ocean serves the dual purpose of trapping sand and maintaining the beach for community use.

“Should at some stage in the future the GSCs are no longer needed, they can be easily removed and the beach returned to its natural state.”

Construction works were able to successfully work around tides to install the 200 GSCs required for the groyne and bury the 220 GSCs needed for the revetment.

Funding of the $418,000 project came from the City’s Coastal Adaptation Measures budget. Construction was undertaken by contractor Natural Area Consulting Management Services with the support of more than 16 local suppliers and MP Rogers and Associates providing technical services. 

 

PICTURE CAPTION: Groyne at Triton Place in Sunset Beach

Groyne at Triton Place in Sunset Beach.

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