City of Karratha

Foreshore works commence in Point Samson as Structure Plan is finalised

18 Dec 2015

A new public decking area and shade structure in Point Samson will soon become a reality as the first stage of works to be delivered under the Point Samson Foreshore Works Plan.

The Plan includes a number of separate stages to improve the amenity and aesthetics of the Point Samson foreshore.

City of Karratha Mayor Peter Long said the works had been guided by recommendations from the Point Samson Community Association’s Foreshore Enhancement Plan and the City of Karratha’s Foreshore Management and Point Samson Structure Plans.

“Protecting our coastal assets is a huge priority for Council and we have been working with the community to develop a vision for Point Samson that will protect our coastline while enhancing amenity for the community,” Cr Long said.

“It’s fantastic to see all the hard work done in developing these plans come to fruition and elements of that vision become reality for the Point Samson community.”

The Point Samson Structure Plan has recently been modified and adopted by Council following a period of public advertising and community feedback.

“The Plan now incorporates a number of recommendations put forward by the Point Samson community including the need to further investigate formalised parking areas and the staged removal of Tamarisk trees,” Cr Long said.

“The aim of the Structure Plan is to facilitate the appropriate development of Point Samson as a unique coastal settlement which builds upon the lifestyle, tourism and recreation focus of the town.”

Construction of the decking area on Miller Close will be completed by June 2016 and is made possible thanks to funding delivered under the City and Rio Tinto’s community infrastructure and services partnership.

The second stage of works includes dune rehabilitation and fencing to reduce the impact of beach erosion.