Quinns Beach is better placed to handle storm events this winter, following the completion of a groyne upgrade to help prevent erosion and damage to roads and community infrastructure.
The upgraded groyne will assist in retaining the recently replenished sand on Quinns Beach – a separate project funded last year by the WA Department of Transport’s (DoT) Coastal Adaptation and Protection (CAP) grants program.
Transport and Planning Minister Rita Saffioti commented: “This is the first of four high priority coastal erosion projects to be completed and funded through the WA Recovery Plan and will make a big difference for Quinns Beach come winter.”
“Quinns Beach is a much loved location and this new groyne will ensure it is protected for years to come from coastal erosion. This will make a big difference for the local community and ensure we can continue to enjoy our beautiful beaches,” said Burns Beach MLA Mark Folkard.
Since 2013, the City of Wanneroo and DoT have worked closely to address severe erosion at Quinns Beach after consecutive storm events threatened the carpark access road and a children’s playground at the park was nearly washed away.
More than $1.68 million in CAP funding has been granted to the City of Wanneroo since 2013 to investigate, monitor and adapt Quinns Beach. This has seen the implementation of the current Quinns Beach Long Term Coastal Management Plan and the establishment of an advisory group.
The McGowan Government allocated $5 million last year through the WA Recovery Plan to support four high priority coastal erosion projects.