Marapikurrinya Park seawall preparation set to start

Published on Tuesday, 17 August 2021 at 3:55:33 PM

Site preparation work for the construction of the Marapikurrinya Park seawall is projected to start from the week beginning 23 August 2021.

Works will include the set-up of site offices and site fencing and preparing the construction area grounds, with the importing of material expected to begin at the end of August. 

As well as preparation works, stage 1 works will include removing existing granite rock and limestone, installing rock breaker to form armour and removing existing concrete at the wall lookout and pavement. 

The $4,389,534.50 project has received a $3 million contribution from BHP and a further $227,000 from the WA Department of Transport through their Coastal Adaptation Grant program.

The purpose of constructing the seawall is to mitigate the risk of rising sea levels, erosion and inundation risks.

In recent years, M P Rogers and Associates identified sea wall construction as the most appropriate long-term coastal risk mitigation measure. Cyclone Veronica caused considerable damage to the waterfront: this project is part of the required repairs to protect the key community assets in this area, including Marapikurrinya Park and Bert Madigan Park.

Community members are asked to please be mindful of signage, workers and machinery in the area for the duration of works. The project is expected to be completed by the end of 2021. 

For media information:
Laura Hawes
Manager Corporate Affairs
(08) 9158 9365 | lhawes@porthedland.wa.gov.au

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