(6/11/2018) Port Beach all set for summer
Remediation works starting today will ensure one of Fremantle’s most popular beaches will be back to its best in time for summer.
Severe storms in May this year caused significant erosion at Port Beach, washing away beach access paths and undermining parts of the southern car park.
Since then the City of Fremantle has been working to repair the access paths, monitoring the dunes and reinforcing the revetment wall in front of the car park.
Parks and Landscapes manager Ryan Abbott said the works starting today will complete the remediation of the car park and also add a new pedestrian walkway and fencing.
“The erosion over winter was quite significant, but over the past few months the natural changes in the weather and coastal conditions have seen the sand build up again and beach is looking great,” Mr Abbott said.
“There are about 40 parking bays at Port Beach that have been fenced off for safety reasons after they were undermined in the storms.
“The works the City will be undertaking over the next few weeks will remove the undermined sections of the car park, provide for additional dune establishment and install a new walkway and fencing.
“The works are expected to take about two weeks, so provided the weather is kind we’ll be all done and Port Beach will be ready to go in time for summer.”
Remaining works to remove exposed remnant infrastructure and remediate beach access paths at Sandtrax beach are scheduled for completion in December.