Blowholes Beach Shelters

Published on Thursday, 21 April 2022 at 5:21:47 PM

Image: Blowholes beach shelter taken over by sand

A Shire work team will be at the Blowholes reserve this week to remove several of the old shade structures.  These structures have been overtaken by sand dunes and are no longer serving any practical purpose.

 While onsite, the team will also be clearing drift sand from under a beach shelter and will install barriers to reduce future sand drift at that site.  Other minor works will be completed during this visit.

Additional works to upgrade vehicle tracks and existing camp and caravan sites throughout the reserve will commence in the near future.  That work, valued at $160,000, is funded under the Federal Government Local Roads and Community Infrastructure program grant to the Shire of Carnarvon. 

At its February meeting, Council was unanimous in their commitment of almost $200,000 to other improvements that includes replacement of beach stairs, erosion control, beach shelter refurbishment and a contribution toward an indigenous recognition shelter project being developed through the Gascoyne Development Commission.

These efforts are part of ongoing commitments from the Shire of Carnarvon and the State and Federal Governments to improve Blowholes Reserve facilities for the benefit of the whole Carnarvon community.  Visitors who are attracted to this beautiful area every year will also benefit and hopefully leading to stronger tourism growth and the community economic benefits associated with additional visitors.



 Andrea Selvey