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Changes to beach access during shark barrier installation

Published Friday, 30th December 2016

Beachgoers at Quinns will benefit from a host of City of Wanneroo improvements headed by the installation of a 300 metre shark barrier during January.

Quinns beach

Works for the eco-friendly barrier are scheduled to begin on 9 January with temporary beach closures in adjacent areas. Signage and fencing will be in place to re-direct pedestrians around these areas.

Installation works for barrier includes:

  • transport of equipment and materials and installation of construction signage and fencing from 9 to 13 January
  • helicopter works to install barrier anchor blocks between 5.30am and 9am on 17 and 18 January
  • installation of shark barrier walls from 19 to 30 January.

Helicopter works may be delayed if the allocated helicopter is required by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services for bush fire emergencies.

Surf Life Saving will continue to operate outside of the beach exclusion areas throughout the installation works.

Following the completion of the $420,000 shark barrier, increased numbers of beach visitors are expected. The City will install a temporary overflow carpark to cater for this increase, subject to approval from the Western Australian Planning Commission. Please refer to the proposed temporary overflow carpark location map attached.

Permanent additional parking requirements will be assessed in the coming months.

Residents who would like more information about the Quinns Beach shark barrier should contact the City’s Project Manager Coastal Projects, Rory Ellyard, on 9405 5883.

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