Friday, 17 January 2020
Starting next week, four local beaches will be patrolled by lifeguards, giving families, community members and visitors another reason to enjoy Mandurah’s amazing coastal environment.
From Monday until January 31, Surf Lifesaving WA lifeguards will be patrolling Pyramids Beach, Falcon Bay, Town Beach and San Remo Beach (Madora Bay) from Monday to Saturday from 8.30am – 12.00pm.
Following the January school holidays, the patrols will continue every Saturday until Easter (February 1 – March 31).
These paid lifeguard patrols will complement the outstanding work of the two local surf lifesaving clubs (Mandurah and Port Bouvard) who will continue to deliver volunteer patrols on Sundays and Public Holidays during this time.
Mayor Rhys Williams welcomed the addition of the new lifeguard patrols to watch over popular beaches.
"Mandurah people love their beaches, and what’s not to love - we have some of the most beautiful beaches in WA. We’re very keen to make sure that our local people have confidence that when they swim in Mandurah, it is safe to do so, and also that we’re on the top of every beach lovers list of places to visit over the summer.
"We’re stepping out here to do something a bit out of the ordinary, as far as Local Governments are concerned, and making this commitment to beach patrols because we know how important our beaches are to our locals and tourists alike.
"These additional services compliment the outstanding work of volunteers with our two surf life saving clubs, who already patrol across these beaches on Sundays.
This new service is being conducted on a three-year trial, with partial funding provided by the WA State Government with Council providing the balance of the $550,000 commitment.
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