Sorrento Beach Enclosure – statement

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In May 2016 Joondalup Council accepted a tender from Eco Shark Barrier Pty Ltd for the supply, installation and maintenance of an enclosure at Sorrento Beach over a three-year period.

Then-Premier Colin Barnett opened the enclosure in December 2016.

At the end of the initial three-year contract, which expired in December 2019, the City undertook an independent assessment of the enclosure and found the barrier structure to have significant damage and structural faults.

Advisory signage has now been installed on the beach to notify visitors that there is damage to the barrier and they are advised to exercise the usual caution when entering the water.

The City is working with the contractor to ensure the barrier is repaired and fully operational as soon as possible.

The City apologises for any inconvenience this may cause. Sorrento Beach remains open as normal.