Beresford Foreshore Scheme About to Begin

Transformation of the Beresford Foreshore will soon continue with enhancement works on the popular stretch of coastline scheduled to begin in early February.

The next phase of this Coastal Protection and Enhancement Project will provide landscaping along the 1.8km long Foreshore, public facilities and the replacement of amenities lost to coastal erosion, reported the City of Greater Geraldton.

The first stage of the Beresford Foreshore Project began in January 2017 and saw the extension of the Marina groyne and offshore breakwater, plus the construction of three shore based rock revetments to protect more than $55 million of State and Local Government infrastructure from coastal erosion.

The success of the project can already be seen in the high usage of the area since being reopened to the public in November 2017,” said City of Greater Geraldton Mayor Shane Van Styn. “The next phase enhancement designs were developed in close consultation with the community through a survey and number of workshops.”

The plans include their top priorities for the Foreshore which involve upgrading the shared coastal cycle path to a promenade, planting more trees and shrubs, and installing more shade structures, seating and tables,” added Mayor Van Styn.

According to him, the contract for the works was recently awarded to locally based civil contractor In-Situ Construction and Maintenance.

The $23.1 million Beresford Foreshore Coastal Protection and Enhancement Project is jointly funded by the State Government through its Royalties for Regions program, and the Mid West Ports Authority with the City contributing funding towards amenities.

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