Rockingham secures funding for sand renourishment works

The City of Rockingham has successfully secured $196,000 from the State Government’s Coastal Adaptation and Protection Grants Program, to help deliver important sand renourishment works along beaches within Warnbro Sound.

A number of beaches in the north-eastern area of Warnbro Sound are experiencing ongoing issues with erosion.

To address the problem, the City will renourish several sections of coastline in Safety Bay and Waikiki. 

Beach renourishment involves installing a significant quantity of sand to widen the existing beach, increasing its resilience to erosion from winter storms.

The sections of coastline where the City will deliver these works include: 

  • The beach along Safety Bay Road between the Bent Street Boat Ramp and Donald Drive Over Sand Boat Ramp;
  • Along the beach at Waikiki Foreshore between the Safety Bay Road/Malibu Road roundabout and Warnbro Beach Road (either side of the Waikiki Beach access ramp);
  • Several locations on Warnbro Beach Road including near the View Road car park, Francis Street car park and Michael Road car park. 

The grant funding acquired from the State Government will cover 50% of the cost of these works, with the City to cover the other half of the $392,000 project.

Works will start from the end this month.