Point Peron spur groyne upgrades complete

An aerial view of the completed upgrades to the spur groyne and breakwater at the Point Peron Boat Launching Facility. PIC: WA Limestone.

Upgrades to the spur groyne and breakwater at the Point Peron boat ramp are now complete.

Delivered at a cost of $1.3 million, the project involved the demolition of the old existing spur groyne and breakwater, which were originally constructed in the 1970s. 

The project will ultimately provide safer conditions for people launching and retrieving their vessels at the facility by protecting the boat ramp from waves, as well as limiting the build-up of sand in the Point Peron boat harbour.

It will also play a role in limiting erosion to beaches in the area. 

City of Rockingham Mayor Deb Hamblin said the upgrades would be welcomed by local boaties.

“The Point Peron Boat Launching Facility is the most popular boating facility in the City and enjoyed by boaties year round, and the delivery of a new spur groyne and breakwater means skippers will be able to launch and retrieve their vessels in safer conditions for many years to come,” Mayor Hamblin said.    

“The latest works at the Point Peron Boat Launching Facility have been guided by the City’s Coastal Facilities Strategy and follow on from several other upgrades in recent years. 

“These include the addition of two new concrete boat ramps, upgrades to the existing rock revetment wall, construction of new reversing bays, and an extension to the existing car park."
 

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