Visitors welcomed back to Lights Beach

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Lights Beach, Denmark.
Camera IconLights Beach, Denmark.

Lights Beach is set to reopen to the public on Monday.

New parking and universal access pathways headline the improvements made over the past eight months, with wet weather delaying the reopening.

Revegetation works, a new toilet block, and other amenity upgrades have also been carried out with Federal grants funding of more than $780,000.

Project manager Damian Schwarzbach said he hoped the final result would be “worth the wait”.

“Weather delays throughout autumn caused timeline setbacks for the project, but we took that risk when we decided to reopen the beach mid-works for the summer school holidays,” he said.

“We also added some work to the project to help the site better handle high-rainfall events in future, and we hope our community feels the final result has been worth the wait.”

Revegetation works were carried out with the help of students from the WA College of Agriculture — Denmark.

Shire of Denmark Cr Jan Lewis said the original layout of the Lights Beach precinct had safety and access issues.

“The aim of the project was to retain the natural beauty and environment at this treasured place in our shire, while also increasing safety and access for our community,” Cr Lewis said.

The final upgrades — including line-marking, asphalting work, and sand-blasting — will be carried out during fine weather.

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