Rocks removed, fences replaced around Drummond Cove reserve

Staff reporterGeraldton Guardian
Concrete blocks and wire fences have restricted access to the beach north of the John Batten Community Hall in Drummond Cove since 2016.
Camera IconConcrete blocks and wire fences have restricted access to the beach north of the John Batten Community Hall in Drummond Cove since 2016. Credit: Francesca Mann, The Geraldton Guardian

Wire fences, concrete blocks and rocks around the Whitehill Road coastal reserve will be removed and replaced with recycled plastic posts and rail fencing.

Access to the beach north of the John Batten Community Hall in Drummond Cove has been restricted since 2016, when the City of Greater Geraldton closed a section of Whitehill Road due to erosion.

A section of the wire fence around the Whitehill Road coastal reserve will be removed and replaced with plastic posts and rail fencing.
Camera IconA section of the wire fence around the Whitehill Road coastal reserve will be removed and replaced with plastic posts and rail fencing. Credit: City of Greater Geraldton

Late last year the City installed two 40m-long geotextile sand container groynes in an attempt to combat coastal erosion.

Work to remove the existing safety fences around the reserve started on Tuesday and is expected to take one week to complete.

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