City wins award for Geraldton foreshore project

Staff reporterGeraldton Guardian
The Beresford Foreshore, pictured on October 3, 2018.
Camera IconThe Beresford Foreshore, pictured on October 3, 2018. Credit: Francesca Mann, The Geraldton Guardian

The City of Greater Geraldton has picked up an award for the $18.8 million Beresford Foreshore Enhancement Project.

Industry association Parks & Leisure Australia named the project the WA winner of the Best Regional/Rural Industry Contribution Award.

The award is presented to a regional town or city that makes a significant contribution through community initiatives to the parks and leisure industry.

The project, started in January 2017, addressed longstanding erosion issues along the foreshore and transformed the coastline.

The works were done in partnership with the Mid West Ports Authority, Department of Transport and the City.

The multimillion-dollar works included installing a 100m breakwater extension, lengthening the existing groyne, sand replacement and constructing three retaining structures.

A new playground and park area was also constructed.

The project is now a finalist of the Awards of Excellence. Winners will be announced at a gala event in Perth on October 29.

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