WA Limestone has been awarded the tender to build the Point Peron spur groyne and breakwater at the Point Peron boat launching facility. An inspection by the City of Rockingham in 2017 of the existing spur groyne and breakwater found the infrastructure needed to be repaired to ensure its longevity. The new and improved design will include a 20m extension of the spur groyne to help manage sand in the sand trap. Rebuilding the spur groyne and breakwater will play a key role in preventing sand build-up within the Point Peron harbour, which will ultimately maintain safe conditions for people launching and retrieving their boats. The current spur groyne and breakwater will be demolished and the existing seabed and sand trap excavated. WA Limestone was awarded the tender at the City’s ordinary council meeting on January 25. Mayor Deb Hamblin said the works on the spur groyne and breakwater were a key action in the City’s coastal facilities strategy. “The Point Peron boat launching facility is one of the most utilised in the City and these works will ensure that community members can safely launch and retrieve their vessels for many years to come,” Ms Hamblin said. “The City has delivered extensive upgrades to the Point Peron boat launching facility in recent years. These include the addition of two new concrete boat ramps in 2020 and more recently the City has upgraded and extended the car park at the boat ramp. “$1.5 million is budgeted for the project and the City has secured a $650,000 grant from the Department of Transport and the City gratefully acknowledges DoT for this support.” Works are scheduled to begin between late February and early March and are expected to be completed by the end of May.