Cliff Safety for beachgoers

The Shire has endorsed a plan that seeks to address community safety concerns at critical cliff sites along our coastline.

Community sessions

Several community sessions were held throughout February to explain the project and outline the works to be undertaken.

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What action is planned?

Modifications have already been made to stairs at Gracetown and Surfers Point following technical assessments in 2017, with additional signage installed throughout the Shire. In 2019, further investigations were undertaken at Gracetown, Surfers Point and Gnarabup, which has resulted in 4 key actions being recommended for immediate action:

  1. Removal of a small overhang at Gracetown. This is scheduled for March 2020;
  2. Installation of a protection fence at Riflebutts consisting of high tensile wires and posts that extend from the toe of the cliff into the surf zone. This is scheduled for May or June 2020;
  3. Installation of additional fencing & signage at Surfers Point with possible future underpinning of an overhang near the main beach access stairs. The fencing and signage will be installed in late 2020 with underpinning in 2021 if required ; and
  4. Underpinning of the overhang under the concrete stairs that lead from the upper carpark down towards the café at Gnarabup. This is scheduled for late 2020.

Read more detail in the Document Library.

The Shire has endorsed a plan that seeks to address community safety concerns at critical cliff sites along our coastline.

Community sessions

Several community sessions were held throughout February to explain the project and outline the works to be undertaken.

Also, subscribe to this project page so we can keep you up to date with all activity and need to know information.

What action is planned?

Modifications have already been made to stairs at Gracetown and Surfers Point following technical assessments in 2017, with additional signage installed throughout the Shire. In 2019, further investigations were undertaken at Gracetown, Surfers Point and Gnarabup, which has resulted in 4 key actions being recommended for immediate action:

  1. Removal of a small overhang at Gracetown. This is scheduled for March 2020;
  2. Installation of a protection fence at Riflebutts consisting of high tensile wires and posts that extend from the toe of the cliff into the surf zone. This is scheduled for May or June 2020;
  3. Installation of additional fencing & signage at Surfers Point with possible future underpinning of an overhang near the main beach access stairs. The fencing and signage will be installed in late 2020 with underpinning in 2021 if required ; and
  4. Underpinning of the overhang under the concrete stairs that lead from the upper carpark down towards the café at Gnarabup. This is scheduled for late 2020.

Read more detail in the Document Library.