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.

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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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