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Tender awarded for Albany artificial surf reef design
The tender for the detailed design of an artificial surf reef at Albany's Middleton Beach in Western Australia has been awarded to Bluecoast Consulting Engineers Pty Ltd, a company with proven experience in artificial reef structures.
The Western Australian Government has allocated $5 million for the surf reef, which will help to drive tourism in the Great Southern and has been a long-held dream for the Albany community.
The Western Australian Government has provided $500,000 to the City of Albany to progress the detailed design for the project.
Bluecoast Consulting Engineers Pty Ltd will undertake the detailed designed work, building on their previous involvement in a feasibility study for the project and work on Emu Point to Middleton Beach Coastal Adaptation.
Middleton Beach users and stakeholders will be consulted throughout the process through the Project Steering and Working Group and a community forum planned for early next year.
The Western Australian Government-funded University of Western Australia Wave Energy Research Centre in Albany will peer review the design process, bringing world-class marine expertise to the project.
Western Australian Regional Development Minister Alannah MacTiernan advised "this is an important milestone for the long-awaited Middleton Beach artificial surf reef.
"The surf reef will be a real boon for Albany, offering yet another tourism drawcard and providing locals a more reliable surf break.
"It is fantastic to see the Wave Energy Research Centre involved in this project: our investment in the centre has brought world-leading marine scientists to Albany, and will help to ensure the surf reef is designed to fit Albany's unique coastal conditions."
29th August 2019 - Albany now home to ‘the best sporting precinct anywhere in regional WA’
4th April 2019 - Gold Coast World Surfing Reserve secures 2020 Global Wave Conference
29th October 2017 - Albany attractions popular with visitors to Western Australia
14th September 2017 - 10-year plan for Albany’s conservation reserves
30th October 2015 - Phillip Island’s National Surfing Reserve of the Year
16th October 2015 - Gold Coast announced as the 8th World Surfing Reserve
27th May 2015 - New artificial reefs begin deployment off Hervey Bay
23rd November 2014 - ASR designed surfing reef ‘a laughing stock’ among surfers
23rd November 2012 - ASR liquidation cast doubts over future of artificial surf reefs
26th November 2009 - Kiwi technology behind Europe’s first artificial surf reef
2nd October 2008 - ASR at work on UK surf reef
1st February 2018 - Noosa’s surf breaks declared World Surfing Reserve
2nd December 2017 - Bondi Beach dedicated as a National Surfing Reserve
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