Beresford Coastal Protection and Enhancement Project
In early July 2016 Minister for Regional Development and Lands Terry Redman announced the State Government would help fund the coastal protections works along the Beresford Foreshore between Marina Beach (Midalia’s Beach) and Trigg Street are currently underway. More here.
On Tuesday 22 November, Council awarded construction of the Beresford Foreshore Coastal Protection and Enhancement works to Central Earthmoving, a Geraldton based civil contractor with more than 30 years’ experience delivering civil construction, mining services, road, land development and land care projects throughout regional WA.
Project protection works involve near-shore works to mitigate erosion including a protective 100m breakwater extension to the detached breakwater, a 45m extension to the existing groyne and three shore based rock revetment structures.
Preparations for construction, which will begin at Marina Beach on 23 January 2017, are underway with site fencing already installed. More here
The second phase of the project which involves amenities works along the Beresford Foreshore including landscaping, barbeques, picnic settings, benches, bicycle racks, showers, playground equipment, lighting, drinking fountains, shade structures and a toilet block will begin after 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 and the City $1.85 million towards amenities. More here