Rehabilitation works are being carried out along Castletown Quays to minimise erosion of the foreshore. The works are part of a Coastwest grant we received late last year for restoration of degraded dune areas along Castletown Quays.
The site was identified as having a number of issues including dune blowouts. The dunes had become unstable due to uncontrolled recreation use, beach erosion and weeds causing sand to continually drift onto Goldfields Rd.
Rehabilitation works being carried out include weed control, rehabilitation of dunes, upgrade of beach access and pathways, landscaping and signage. At the completion of these works the rehabilitated area will remain closed off to the public with temporary fencing in place to keep dogs and people accessing the area to prevent trampling until plants are established.
Councillors Rob Horan and Kevin Hall joined Year 4 Castletown Primary School students in planting trees along the Castletown Quays foreshore, using water crystals and will install tree guards. The students were provided with gloves, trowels, buckets and general tools as well as supervision and instruction. Endemic coastal species are being planted around the new gazebo and seat.
The Shire are partnering with Esperance Weed Action Group and Esperance Nyungar Aboriginal Corporation to deliver the project.