The sandy shoreline at Coogee Beach will have a facelift in time for Christmas.
The beach near the old South Freo power station at the southern end of C.Y.O’Connor beach will be temporarily closed while it is reshaped.
The sand bypassing project is needed about every three years to maintain the natural southward flow of sand at Coogee Beach.
Safety fences have been installed to temporarily close sections of the beach in front of the power station just north of Port Coogee Marina and along the shore in front of Omeo Park on Socrates Parade.
Following excavation, about 15,000m3
of sand build-up will be piped from C.Y. O’Connor beach further south to the beach where the Coogee Maritime Trail and Omeo shipwreck are located.
As experienced during previous bypassing projects, the sand will be grey and discoloured when first discharged, but will naturally return to a colour consistent with the surrounding beach in the following days and weeks.
The bypassing work will begin on 8 November and continue for about three weeks, with sand being pumped as a slurry through a pipeline along the Port Coogee limestone breakwaters.
A submerged pipeline will be sunk across the Port Coogee Marina entrance channel. This will involve a brief interruption to the channel at the beginning and end of the project while the pipeline is installed and removed.
Work will be continue Monday to Friday during daylight hours.
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