Quinns Beach Long Term Coastal Management
Beach access update - 10 September 2018
Beach access staircase installation works south of Groyne 1 have been delayed due to eroded beach conditions and high water level and wave heights. These works are now scheduled to commence after completion of the Waterland Point beach access staircase, subject to improved site conditions. The current condition of the Quinns Dog Beach is suitable for the Waterland Point staircase works which will commence from today and is expected to be completed by the end of September.
Beach access update - 29 August 2018
The footpath and handrail installation south of Groyne 1 was completed as planned which now provides safe access between the carpark and Fred Stubbs Park. Staircase installation works have been delayed due to winter storm conditions and are now scheduled to commence at the Groyne 1 location in September. Works at the Waterland Point staircase location will commence immediately after the Groyne 1 staircase works with completion expected by the end of October 2018, dependent on weather conditions.
Temporary footpath, carpark and beach closures may apply adjacent to the work sites and signage and fencing will be in place to manage public access in these areas.
Beach access update - 20 June 2018
Construction of the concrete pedestrian footpath from Fred Stubbs Park to the southern groyne commenced this week which will provide safe access between the car park and park. Path works should be complete by the end of June 2018. This will be followed by staircase installation works commencing from mid-July 2018 which will provide a safe and formal beach access point to the beach in front of Fred Stubbs Park. Beach access staircase construction works at Waterland Point (northern end of the Quinns Dog Beach) will commence after the completion of the Groyne 1 staircase in August 2018.
Both staircases will consist of steel piles, aluminium substructure and frame and Fibre Reinforced Polymer (FRP) decking which is consistent with other beach access staircase structures recently installed within the City of Wanneroo.
Refer to the link below for photographs and updates of the beach access staircase recently completed north of the Two Rocks Marina.
Construction update - 18 May 2018
All major construction works have now been completed and all construction materials and equipment have been removed from site. Minor works remaining include dune fencing, dune planting and carpark repairs, expected completion of mid-June 2018.
Construction update - 10 April 2018
Beach Access Ramp construction is progressing as planned with completion expected by 20 April 2018.
Dune Rehabilitation works including matting and planting of the adjacent dune system will be undertaken in late April which will complete the first stage of the Quinns Beach Long Term Coastal Management Works.
Construction update - 21 March 2018
Groyne 4 and beach renourishment works have been completed and beach access ramp construction is underway. Ramp construction is expected to be completed by mid-April which will be followed by matting and planting of the adjacent dune.
Construction update – 26 February 2018
Groyne 4 construction is nearing completion and beach re-nourishment north of the new structure has commenced. Beach access ramp works are expected to commence in March after completion of beach re-nourishment.
Construction update - 29 January 2018
Groyne 4 construction works are underway and expected to be completed by mid-February. Beach re-nourishment works and construction of the concrete beach access ramp will commence after completion of the groyne.
Construction update - 15 January 2018
Dune earthworks have been completed and groyne construction will commence at Quinns Beach adjacent to Queenscliff Park on 15 January 2018. Beach closures will apply adjacent to the work area. Please do not enter the construction site for your own safety. Other areas of Quinns Dog Beach will remain open including beach access locations at the existing northern groyne and Waterland Point.
Construction update – 15 December 2017
Dune earthworks continue due to delays associated with limestone buried in the dune. These delays are not expected to impact on the overall construction timeframe. Groyne construction works are expected to commence in January 2018.
Construction update – 24 November 2017
Works commenced on site on 14 November 2017. Dune earthworks are underway in preparation for the construction of the beach access ramp.
Update 31 October 2017
Following Council’s decision at its Ordinary Meeting on 10 October 2017 (AS02-10/17), WA Limestone, Italia Stone Group Joint Venture have been appointed to undertake the Quinns Beach Long Term Coastal Management Works over three separate stages as follows:
- Stage 1 (2017/18) – Construction of Groyne 4 (60m), Beach Renourishment (8,400m3) and Groyne 4 Beach Access Ramp;
- Stage 2 (2018/19) – Extension of Groyne 2 by 45m and Beach Renourishment (14,400m3); and
- Stage 3 (2019/20) – Extension of Groyne 3 by 15m and Beach Renourishment (10,800m3)
Stage 1 Works are expected to commence shortly with WA Limestone, Italia Stone Group Joint Venture mobilising on site from 13 November 2017. These works will be located adjacent to Queenscliff Park as shown in the figure below. Stage 1 works will be completed by the end of February 2018, subject to site conditions and suitable weather during construction. The completion of these works will assist with the management of ongoing erosion issues along the Quinns Dog Beach and reduce the requirement for ongoing beach re-nourishment in this area.
Note that temporary beach and path closures will apply adjacent to the work site and signage and fencing will be in place to manage public access in these areas. The Queenscliff car park will be utilised by the Contractor and closed to the public during the works. Whilst it is inevitable that works of this nature will cause some inconvenience, every endeavour will be made to ensure that this is kept to a minimum.
Should you have any queries in relation to the Quinns Beach Coastal Management Project please contact the City’s Project Manager Coastal Projects, Mr Rory Ellyard, on 9405 5883