Kent Street Weir works commencing
Released 07 Mar 2017
Renovation of Kent Street Weir and public walkway will start in the last week of March, with works planned to provide minimal noise and interruption to bridge and park users and the local community.
“The first stage of the weir’s refurbishment involves construction of a dry working area under the existing bridge structure,” Department of Water Swan Avon Region Manager Don Cummins said.
“This is expected to take approximately three weeks, with works restricted to 7:30am−5:30pm Monday to Friday to minimise noise.”
The existing bridge will remain open during this first phase of work, and a temporary, floating walkway will be installed as works move into the second phase.
The Canning River Café and other amenities will remain open during the entire construction period.
“Signs about the works will be installed at six locations up and downstream of the weir and at popular boat launches,” Mr Cummins said.
“To maintain public access over the renovation period the temporary walkway for the community will be suitable for bikes, wheelchairs and pedestrians.
“We apologise for any inconvenience, as we recognise that the Kent Street Weir is a valued community recreation area.
“A map showing alternative access points to the river for canoeists is available from our website or by calling Leanne Hartley on 6250 8031 or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org.”
The renovation is being managed by the Department of Water, in conjunction with the Department of Parks and Wildlife and City of Canning, and is expected to take 4−6 months.
“When completed the new bridge will be wider than the current bridge and there will be two viewing platforms, one looking upstream and one looking downstream,” Mr Cummins said.
“The overall design is consistent with other architectural features of the Canning River Regional Park and a concept image is available on our website.
Contact: Peter Collins
Phone: (08) 6364 6848 / 0434 603 441