The scheduled works are necessary due to the poor condition of the existing revetment which has been caused by extensive natural erosion and the assets reaching the end of their useful life.
City of Melville Chief Executive Officer Marten Tieleman said the works will restore the revetment at the foreshores, helping to maintain and protect the natural environment and ensure we keep our commitment to the Community’s aspiration for a Clean and Green City.
“Revetment is essential as it protects our much-loved foreshores; helping maintain their integrity, prevent sudden sinking or gradual downward settling of the ground into the river and protecting it from erosion,” Mr Tieleman said.
“These works will restore it to a functional state and help ensure the community and future generations can keep enjoying our beautiful foreshores, which the City of Melville is well known for, for many years to come.
“We apologise for the inconvenience caused and encourage the community to make use of our other fantastic foreshore areas while works are underway.”
The works are expected to take six weeks at each location with the final schedule to be determined once a contractor is appointed.
Due to the construction works, some disruptions are expected at the sites including closures to bike paths, footpaths, some embayed parking and reduced access to the immediate vicinity near the revetment. Any closures and alternate routes for cyclists and pedestrians will be clearly marked for the duration of the works.
The City of Melville will be constantly monitoring the progress of the projects and will make every effort to minimise the impact on residents and visitors during the construction.
For more information including answers to Frequently Asked Questions, please visit www.melvillecity.com.au/works or call 1300 635 845 | 9364 0666.