Beach work to pick up steam in coming weeks

Coastal protection work at Milnerton beachfront will ramp up over the next few weeks and continue for ten months, says the City.

The project includes the construction of a geo-container revetment to protect the coastal embankment, and the stretch of beachfront from Woodbridge Island to Milnerton Golf Club will be affected.

“The main aim of the project is to retain and improve the recreational and amenity facilities at Milnerton Beach as this is a popular recreational location for the public,” said mayoral committee member for spatial planning and environment Eddie Andrews.

“The geo-container revetment structure will protect the beachfront from damage during future storm events and ensure usability and safety of the beachfront. Thus, this project will contribute to the City’s resilience and assist in mitigating the impact of climate change.”

The system had been successful at Big Bay beach, the City said.

Mr Andrews said a portion of the beachfront, including 14 parking bays, would be closed to the public during construction. Residents would have access to the beach and toilets but should stay away from the closed-off area.