City seeks funding for Mids

Talitha WolfeAlbany Advertiser

The City of Albany is considering applying for Federal funding for the Middleton Beach Foreshore enhancement project.

The commercial, community and corporate services committee is expected to endorse chief executive Andrew Sharpe to make an application to the Building Better Regions Fund.

If the application is successful, the City of Albany will be required to allocate $100,000 to the project.

The enhancement project will be designed to protect the foreshore from coastal inundation.

The project will enable the installation of integrated coastal protection for the public open space, as well as redevelopment of the tired public realm.

It will also remove drainage outlets to the beach and piping behind the seawall to Ellen Cove, as well as landscaping and public facilities.

The Middleton Beach Activity Centre precinct extends to within 13m-36m of the sand of the beach.

Landcorp is required to protect the activity centre from coastal inundation caused by sea level rise for the next 100 years.

It is expected inundation will be possible within the next 20-50 years. If passed, the item will go before councillors on March 28 to be endorsed before an application is made.

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