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Brighton Park to receive upgrade

By Jemma Wood

Brighton Park is to be restored to its former glory with $800,000 worth of remediation works about to start.

The work start in September and will be done in stages. It is expected to be completed by early next year. Deagon Ward Councillor Jared Cassidy said the work would include the removal of the old gazebo, stabilising erosion, repair of the rock wall, trimming the cotton trees and removing dead trees.

Cr Cassidy said this was very good news for local residents who had been waiting for years to see this work completed.

“I’m thrilled that Brighton Park will soon be restored to its former glory,” Cr Cassidy said. “This area has been closed for some years now due to erosion of the beach area and the exposure of old landfill that had been placed there over the years. The site will be cleaned up and a large portion will be excavated and replaced. The beach area has been eroded over a period of time, with the design of the rock and currents meaning this erosion would continue unless addressed. The beach area will unfortunately be removed and replaced with a rock layer. Access via a concrete path will be installed so people can still access the tidal flats.”

Council has been working with the State Government to secure the appropriate permits to carry these works out in the Marine Park.

During the works access via the road will be closed to the public.


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