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Rockingham council closes windsurfer beach access

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Created by ruth 2 months ago, 10 Dec 2018
ruth
WA, 43 posts
10 Dec 2018 7:08PM
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Rockingham Council has turned the popular Carlisle St beach windsurfer access point into a construction site to dredge the doomed Bent St boat ramp channel (again!).

A huge mound of rotting black sand has been dumped in front of the access path. All parking at the Carlisle St boat ramp has been closed off for the use of construction vehicles.

As usual, the Rockingham Council has shown impeccable timing, waiting until the windsurfing season is in full swing to close off the only safe access point in Safety Bay since the Pond was taken over by kite-boarders.















Ride
WA, 236 posts
11 Dec 2018 7:03AM
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Thanks for update.. I also noticed that they have blocked beach access near sailing club aswell where the Slalom Series is on this weekend. It's very disappointing that the council Is really destroying this area

Subsonic
WA, 1487 posts
11 Dec 2018 7:17AM
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Ride said..
Thanks for update.. I also noticed that they have blocked beach access near sailing club aswell where the Slalom Series is on this weekend. It's very disappointing that the council Is really destroying this area




I hope theyre onto that, im sure the sailing club are loving the situation as well.

Very disappointing that they have decided to persevere with dredging it. Only a matter of time before the rest of the residents that aren't boaties get sick of the situation. How are they paying for it all? Public purse?

Foghorn
WA, 103 posts
11 Dec 2018 9:14AM
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Just sail in the pond kiters don't own it.

Stuthepirate
WA, 3404 posts
11 Dec 2018 9:15AM
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SBYC Have beach access via the gates and pathway.
4WD's should be able to access the beach in front of the club for rigging purposes then park in the Yacht club car park
However, the beach access is small with soft sand and weed. I would suggest limited vehicles use this access

Subsonic
WA, 1487 posts
11 Dec 2018 9:31AM
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Stuthepirate said..
SBYC Have beach access via the gates and pathway.
4WD's should be able to access the beach in front of the club for rigging purposes then park in the Yacht club car park
However, the beach access is small with soft sand and weed. I would suggest limited vehicles use this access


Thanks Stu, good to know. Is rigging on the grass and then carrying the rig down to the beach (like we usually do) the way to go?

Swindy
WA, 244 posts
11 Dec 2018 12:36PM
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How is it going to affect the racing on saturday. There are 2, 6 wheeler trucks romping up and down the beach non stop and they are working till 2pm on saturday. It will be fun with 30 or more boards and rigs on the beach + the race controll table for the 2 hour clash. Or has this been sorted with yacht club and council

daveh
WA, 7 posts
11 Dec 2018 2:42PM
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Rockingham Council has only ever been interested in the needs of the boating community. They are not interested in the needs of windsurfers or kiters. We used to be present on the small boating advisory board meetings until the council decided that they did not want our input and proceeded to tell us we were no longer required.
Dave

Stuthepirate
WA, 3404 posts
12 Dec 2018 6:01PM
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ATTENTION
Due to ongoing council works along the beach and the Rockingham Councils disregard to our DoT permit, racing on Saturday is postponed until 2pm.
This delay is to ensure personal and equipment safety due to council operated equipment in use on the beach and the inability to launch rescue craft.

So racing is still on. Just an hour later

Subsonic
WA, 1487 posts
12 Dec 2018 6:21PM
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Stuthepirate said..
ATTENTION
Due to ongoing council works along the beach and the Rockingham Councils disregard to our DoT permit, racing on Saturday is postponed until 2pm.
This delay is to ensure personal and equipment safety due to council operated equipment in use on the beach and the inability to launch rescue craft.

So racing is still on. Just an hour later


Thanks Stu, will pass it on to those i know.

Don't like the idea of being run over by a tonka truck.

Swindy
WA, 244 posts
19 Dec 2018 11:33AM
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For those interested the Carlisle st carpark should be open later today. All works finished and they just had a bit of tidying up to do this morning.



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