Beresford Foreshore

Published: Monday, 29 October 2018 at 12:05:57 PM

MWPA backs Beresford Foreshore project
MWPA supports foreshore reopening

Mid West Ports Authority representatives were thrilled to attend the reopening of the Beresford Foreshore recently after years of supporting works to protect and enhance the area.

Almost a decade ago MWPA, City of Greater Geraldton, Department of Transport and the Mid-West Development Commission teamed up to develop a coastal protection strategy for the northern area.

The $23.1 million Beresford Foreshore Coastal Protection and Enhancement Project was eventually developed and included the construction of breakwater extensions, sand renourishment and environmental restoration and the development of recreational amenities.

Fast forward to 2018 and after almost two years of construction works, the fences were finally able to come down for the official Beresford Foreshore reopening on October 27.

MWPA Board of Directors Chairman John Elkington, who attended the ceremony along with several other Port representatives, said he was thrilled to see the area already being enjoyed by the community.

“I’m delighted to see such a fantastic outcome to what has been years of collaboration between a number of local organisations,” he said.

“It’s obvious to see the area has already been put to good use and the community have embraced it.

“Mid West Ports were thrilled to be part of the delivery of this project and it is part of a broader focus we have on community engagement.”

The project was jointly funded with the State Government Regional Grants Scheme contributing $17.28 million, MWPA with $4 million with the CGG contributing $1.85 million towards amenities.

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