Friday, 15 December 2017

Works have started to replace the ageing seawall along the Falcon Bay Foreshore.

The ageing seawall is in urgent need of replacement and has reached the end of its useful life.

Works on the $700,000 seawall reconstruction started in November and is the first part in the redevelopment works for the foreshore at Falcon Bay.

The first stage includes the construction of a sheet pile seawall and beach scour protection.

Piling and demolition works have been completed with concrete and excavation works are now underway. The works are focused around the toilet block. During the works, beach access is available to the east of the toilet block.

Pedestrians will also be able to access most areas along the foreshore during the construction period, including access along the length of the foreshore.

The contractor is working with the City to limit the extent of the beach and facilities which are closed off and will open each section when able to do so.

Acting Chief Executive Officer Tony Free said the City would be working hard to minimise the disruption and inconvenience during this project.

“We understand that this is a popular beach foreshore and with the warmer weather upon us we’ll be doing everything we can to try and keep the disruption to a minimum,” he said.

“We appreciate the understanding of our community and surrounding businesses during the replacement of the seawall.”

With a break from construction over the Christmas and January holidays, the beach will be open for the public to enjoy.

Works will recommence in February with the seawall reconstruction anticipated to be complete by early March.

This is the first stage of works in the masterplan development approved by Council in 2013 following extensive community consultation. Additional works are planned to the undertaken after the seawall completion.