Changes afoot at St Georges Beach

Recently installed Geotextile bags to reduce erosion of St Georges Beach.

Recently installed Geotextile bags to reduce erosion of St Georges Beach.

With the recent completion of coastal protection works at St Georges Beach, Rundle Park is now undergoing the next phase of works that will improve community safety at the popular park.

City of Greater Geraldton Mayor Shane Van Styn said the works include installing a fence and constructing rain water overflow swales to recharge ground water in the area.

“St Georges Beach has always been a popular spot and since the replacement of playground equipment in Rundle Park the area is busier than ever before,” he said.

“Therefore, to improve community safety the City recently installed raised footpaths at the car park entrances which have been effectively slowing down vehicles entering and leaving the area.

“The planned one-way realignment of the carpark will further calm traffic whilst decreasing congestion and a fence to be installed along the west side of the playground will greatly reduce the likelihood of children running onto the road.”

Other works include rerouting storm water into sub-soil drains within the park.

“The raised footpaths are already helping funnel rainwater runoff into the grassed areas of the park where it will be collected in swales rather than letting it flow over the carpark and into the ocean,” said Mayor Van Styn.

“This will not only reduce beach erosion caused during high peak flows, the stored water will recharge ground water as well.”

Works which are scheduled to begin on Tuesday 20 September will take approximately four weeks to complete.