Media Release

City of Cockburn

25. November 2014

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Eco-Shark barrier re-installed in time for summer

The Eco-Shark Barrier is being re-installed at Coogee Beach this morning after Council voted in October to fund the barrier on a three year trial basis.

The City sought funding from the State Government to contribute to the $85,000 a year price tag but the Government has refused to co-fund the barrier.

City of Cockburn Mayor Logan Howlett said the barrier received an overwhelmingly positive response from the community during last summer’s initial four month trial.

“It’s evident that the barrier attracted people to enjoy our beach from both within and outside Cockburn” he said.

While no shark attacks have been reported at Coogee Beach, the barrier provides a safe ocean swimming environment for the public, and importantly peace of mind for people of all ages and abilities.

“While WA’s beaches are some of our best natural assets, recent incidences in our waters have created concern for some beach goers who are looking for a safe alternative to continue to enjoy our beautiful beach lifestyle” said Mayor Howlett.

“The eco shark barrier provides that alternative. By agreeing to the three year trial and funding the re-installation of the barrier, the City of Cockburn has led the way in providing a safe ocean swimming environment for the Perth beach goers, he said.

Source: City of Cockburn

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