Carpark upgrade at Point Samson foreshore

A carpark upgrade along Point Samson foreshore will get underway next month with Council awarding the construction tender for the project at last night’s Council meeting.

Local Wickham-based company, Norwest Sand & Gravel, will carry out the redevelopment of the Point Samson Community Hall carpark to support extensive revitalisation works planned for the area.

City of Karratha Mayor Peter Long said the carpark redevelopment would allow rehabilitation of the adjacent dune and supported a number of foreshore revitalisation projects planned in Point Samson.

“The carpark as it currently sits is having a negative impact on the nearby dunes and these redevelopment works will include the fencing and revegetation of the area to help protect it from future erosion,” Cr Long said.

“Works will also see the demolition and re-asphalting of the carpark surface, formalisation of drainage and the construction of a pathway from the carpark down to the beach,” he said.

“Our work at Point Samson is focused on enhancing the level of amenity for the local community and visitors and protecting the natural environment. We’ve been working closely with the Point Samson Community Association to ensure we are providing the best environmental and recreational outcomes for everyone involved.”

“We are very excited to be bringing a viewing platform and jetty to the foreshore, together with the PCA and Rio Tinto, and this car park will support these larger infrastructure works as they take shape over the next few years.”

The upgrade project is set to begin in March and the carpark will be closed while work is carried out. Alternative parking and access to the community hall will available via Millers Close until the project’s completion in May.

Access for the Point Samson bush fire brigade will be maintained for the majority of the project and other arrangements will be made in advance should they be required.