Whitehill Road Coastal Protection Works About to Begin

Construction of two low-crest Geotextile Sand Container (GSC) groynes on the Drummond Cove Foreshore to mitigate coastal erosion at Whitehill Road will begin next week, reports the City of Greater Geraldton.

The two 40m long groynes, which will extend across the beach and into the ocean, have been designed to retain sand at Whitehill Road and reduce reliance on temporary sand nourishment operations.

The City Mayor, Shane Van Styn, said that the use of GSC revetments aligns with the community’s values regarding our coastline.

By utilizing GSCs the beach can still be enjoyed and at any stage in the future should the GSC revetments no longer be needed they can be easily removed. Implementing this option demonstrates the City’s commitment to work collaboratively with the local community on addressing the challenges of coastal erosion,” he said.

This adaption measure is consistent with the City’s Draft Coastal Hazard Risk Management and Adaptation Plan (CHRMAP), which was based on the requirements and adaptation hierarchy of Western Australia’s State Planning Policy No. 2.6 – State Coastal Planning Policy (SPP2.6).

Construction of the groynes will be undertaken by local contractor Red Dust Holdings with MP Rogers and Associates providing technical services. Works are scheduled to begin on Monday, 12 November, 2018 and estimated to be completed before Christmas.

 

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