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WORK STARTS ON NEW GROYNE AT BREMER BAY

16 May 2017

• $63,180 construction contract awarded to WA Limestone
• Groyne construction to allow year round, safe boat launching at Bremer Bay

The construction of a new 55 metre groyne on Fishery Beach at Bremer Bay will make boat launching significantly safer throughout the year for recreational enthusiasts and marine rescue authorities.

More than 2,000 tonnes of rock, sourced locally, will be used to create the groyne ahead of winter to prevent the build-up of sand which has hampered safe boat launching at Bremer Bay Boat Harbour seasonally for more than a decade.

The Department of Transport recently awarded Spearwood based company WA Limestone a $63,180 works contract to build the groyne – the main component of the $300,000 project part funded by the Recreational Boating Facilities Scheme (RBFS). The project will also reduce the requirement to conduct maintenance dredging of sand material from the boat ramp. 

Access to the boat ramp will be maintained during the groyne construction. However, to ensure public safety restrictions will be in place on Fishery Beach. If possible, people are asked to avoid Fishery Beach during construction.

You can find further information on the Department of Transport's website.


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