Storms May 2003

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The following photos show the damage caused to the community's infrastructure after a storm on Friday, May 16, 2003.

Substantial damage was caused to the community's infrastructure at Wonnerup, east of the development by the ocean breaching the sea wall built in previous years by the Busselton Shire.

It obvious that the beaches east of the development are grossly under nourished due to the predicted erosion the groyne structure would cause.

Unfortunately, after years of unchecked erosion, the coastline at Wonnerup has had its natural buffer washed out to sea, it's winter protection (in the form of seagrass wrack) has gone and Wonnerup is now subject to higher energy wave action due to the funelling effect of the easternmost groyne

Left with little protection, this half descent blow in 2003 left the town site ravaged.

The Port Geographe Action Group strongly believe that  the current design needs to be taken back to the drawing board, but this time modeled on proven and tested design based on scientific tests that represent Geographe Bay conditions. Research that to date has not been carried out !

   

  

   

Major erosion sustained at Wonnerup Beach....

   

    

While residents try to minimize the damage

     

Wonnerup town site before & after a Shire clean up....

  

The above is the main access road at Wonnerup           Above, the other side of that road after a clean up

 

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