City of Rockingham completes $3m Mersey Point Granite Seawall project

Hannah CrossSound Telegraph
Rockingham mayor Deb Hamblin at the newly completed part of the Mersey Point granite seawall project.
Camera IconRockingham mayor Deb Hamblin at the newly completed part of the Mersey Point granite seawall project. Credit: City of Rockingham/Supplied

Shoalwater’s new Mersey Point granite seawall has come together after the final 100m of the old seawall was recently removed and replaced.

The City of Rockingham removed the temporary limestone seawall along the coastline near Pengos Cafe on Arcadia Drive and replaced it with granite at a cost of $1 million.

The city delivered the first part of the seawall in early 2022, when 325m of granite seawall and a flight of steel beach stairs were installed.

The first part of the project was built at a cost of $2.08 million and was funded through the Federal Government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program.

Another 100m of granite seawall has been installed along Mersey Point.
Camera IconAnother 100m of granite seawall has been installed along Mersey Point. Credit: City of Rockingham/Supplied

Rockingham mayor Deb Hamblin said completing the seawall project was vital to protecting vulnerable parts of the city’s coastline.

“For more than a decade the city has closely monitored the changes occurring along the coastline in this area,” Ms Hamblin said.

“This analysis, combined with the city’s coastal hazard and risk management adaptation plan, identified that significant action was required to preserve the coastline in the face of a growing threat posed by erosion.”

Ms Hamblin said the seawall project also supported the city’s strategic community plan by planning for future generations through climate change adaptation.

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