Beach temporarily closed at Jurien Boat Harbour
News for the Department of Transport
Seagrass accumulation at Jurien Boat Harbour is responsible for a deterioration in water quality and temporary closure of the beach at the facility.
As the facility manager, the Department of Transport (DoT) has acted to temporarily close the beach and recommends people do not swim in the water or consume fish caught in the marina.
Pet owners have also been warned not to allow contact with dead or decomposing fish either in the water or onshore.
DoT General Manager of Coastal Infrastructure Steve Jenkins said contractors had been engaged to remove the seagrass from the beach.
"The Shire of Dandaragan has erected warning signs on the harbour beach, and in conjunction with the Department of Health is monitoring water quality levels. DoT will continue to maintain a clean shoreline," Mr Jenkins said.
DoT implemented a multi-facetted data collection program at the harbour in 2014 and the results are being used in detailed modelling to determine achievable long-term strategies to address environmental issues at the facility.
Further information is available at: www.transport.wa.gov.au/jurienboatharbourproject
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