The City of Rockingham has awarded the tender for construction of the Point Peron spur groyne and breakwater at the Point Peron Boat Launching facility, which is set to maintain safe conditions for launching boats in the harbour.
The tender was awarded to WA Limestone. The project follows an inspection conducted by the City in 2017 of the existing spur groyne and breakwater found the infrastructure was in need of repair to ensure its longevity.
The designs to update the groyne and the breakwater were later completed in June 2021.
The new and improved design will include a 20m extension of the spur groyne to assist with managing sand in the sand trap.
Rebuilding the spur groyne and breakwater will play a key role in preventing sand build-up within the Point Peron harbour, which will ultimately maintain safe conditions for people launching and retrieving boats.
To develop this new infrastructure, the City will need to demolish the existing spur groyne and breakwater, and excavation of the existing seabed and sand trap will also occur.
Rockingham Mayor, Deb Hamblin, said the works on the spur groyne and breakwater were a key action in the City’s Coastal Facilities Strategy.
“The Point Peron Boat Launching Facility is one of the most utilised in the City, and these works will ensure that community members can safely launch and retrieve their vessels for many years to come,” Mayor Hamblin said.
The City has delivered extensive upgrades to the Point Peron boat launching facility in recent years. These include the addition of two new concrete boat ramps in 2020, and more recently the City has upgraded and extended the car park at the boat ramp.
“$1.5 million is budgeted for the project, and the City has secured a $650,000 grant from the Department of Transport (DoT). The City gratefully acknowledges DoT for this support,” Mayor Hamblin said.
Works are scheduled to begin in late February/early March and are expected to be completed by the end of May 2022.