07/08/2020 - 13:00

$7m to fix Carnarvon Fascine

07/08/2020 - 13:00

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The state government is spending $7 million on measures to address ongoing issues at the main bay in Carnarvon, as part of Western Australia’s wider economic recovery plan.

$7m to fix Carnarvon Fascine
Rita Saffioti says immediate measures will be implemented to improve bay access. Photo: Attila Csaszar

The state government is spending $7 million on measures to address ongoing issues at the main bay in Carnarvon, as part of Western Australia’s wider economic recovery plan.

The Carnarvon Fascine has been a long-standing issue for the region, Transport Minister Rita Saffioti said, with corrosion issues occurring and wall redevelopments needed only years after its completion.

The Fascine Entryway Project Steering Committee – comprising the Department of Transport, Shire of Carnarvon, Gascoyne Development Commission and Carnarvon Yacht Club – had collaborated on permanent solutions to address the ongoing issues, which the government funding will go towards.

Ms Saffioti said immediate measures be implemented to improve bay access for residents and tourists.

“We have worked collaboratively with the Shire of Carnarvon to get to this point and will continue to work with them and all key stakeholders on the process towards a long-term fix,” she said.

The Committee is finalising a plan for the fascine to provide year-round access to the bay for all craft.

The project falls under the state government’s recently-announced $300 million community and sports infrastructure package, which forms part of the $5.5 billion WA Recovery Plan.

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