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Have your say in shark barrier survey

Published Friday, 20th November 2015

City of Wanneroo residents are urged to contribute to a survey on a potential shark barrier at Quinns Beach.

Shark barrier

The City of Wanneroo is investigating whether a shark barrier should be installed at the southern end of Quinns Beach and is seeking residents’ input.

Mayor Tracey Roberts encouraged the community to have their say to ensure everyone’s views are taken into account.

“Initial investigations suggest the preferred location for a shark barrier would be near the Quinns Mindarie Surf Life Saving Club, because of safety, favourable beach conditions and proximity of supporting infrastructure,” she said.

“A shark barrier is different from a shark net - in that a barrier is designed to keep sharks out and not to trap or kill them like a net can.

“The proposed shark barrier would be made from PVC mesh that runs the full length of the water column and is anchored to the sea bed and to floats at the sea’s surface.  It would be similar in design to one recently successfully installed at Coogee Beach, in the City of Cockburn.

“Trials at Coogee Beach suggest the shark barrier is safe for fish and marine mammals.”

Preliminary investigations also suggest a shark barrier will not adversely affect the environment including sand movement and erosion.  

Community comments can be made via the online survey between 16 November 2015 and 14 December 2015. To complete the online survey go to:  


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