No holes in shark barrier: Sharpe

Albany Advertiser
The Middleton Beach shark net.
Camera IconThe Middleton Beach shark net. Credit: Laurie Benson

City of Albany chief executive Andrew Sharpe has dismissed speculation that there are holes in the Ellen Cove shark barrier as rumours.

Mr Sharpe said the floats which support the barrier at Middleton Beach will be upgrade later this month to a new and improved oval-shaped design which will better handle waves.

"Rumours that there is another hole in the barrier are not true," he said.

"The enclosure is inspected regularly and since the teething problems in April which required some repairs, the enclosure has been performing well.

"It has withstood some strong winter storm surges without any further issues and the City is looking forward to seeing the enclosure in operation for its first full summer.”

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There will be no disruptions to the beach or barrier during the planned works from December 27 to 31.

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