The City of Rockingham will begin excavation works on the Bent Street navigation channel in the week starting Monday 9 September 2019, to ensure the channel is safe for boat users in the summer season.
Works will from run 9 September until mid to late October, with the channel set to remain operational during excavation.
Due to truck movements throughout the project, the nearby Carlisle Street sand boat ramp will be closed. However, alternative facilities for recreational boat users will be available at Bent Street and Donald Drive.
Sand excavated from the channel during the works will be transported to the City’s Millar Road Landfill Facility for re-use.
Mayor Barry Sammels said the City was carrying out the necessary works in early spring so boat users could make the most of the channel during the summer months.
“The Bent Street navigation channel is a popular spot with boat users, particularly later in the year with the arrival of the crayfish season and the summer holidays,” Mayor Sammels said.
“To give the community the best possible chance of enjoying the boat ramp during the busiest period, the City has committed to carrying out excavation in September and October.
“These works are vital to ensuring boat users can safely enjoy the best our wonderful coast has to offer and we thank them for their patience during this time.”
The skills of amateur photographers in the City of Rockingham will soon be on display at the 11th annual Act-Belong-Commit PhotoVoice Competition exhibition, which is running from 18 September to 9 October 2019.
More than 540 entries were received for this year’s competition, with 100 set to go on display during the exhibition at the Gary Holland Community Centre.
A four person panel will judge the photos on their composition and their communication of the Act-Belong-Commit message. In this instance, photographers are required to demonstrate how they act, belong and commit to looking after their mental health.
Selected entries will then have the chance to win cash prizes in their respective categories at an awards ceremony on Wednesday 9 October 2019 at the Gary Holland Community Centre.
During the exhibition visitors will also be able to vote for their favourite photograph in the Public Choice Award category.
City of Rockingham Mayor Barry Sammels encouraged the community to visit the exhibition in support of local arts and culture.
“In the City of Rockingham we have a large number of talented amateur photographers and some of their best work will be on display during the Act-Belong-Commit PhotoVoice Competition exhibition,” Mayor Sammels said.
“Each entrant’s work is unique and depicts some of the interesting ways people look after their mental health.
“Entry to the exhibition is free so I encourage all residents to head down and check out the wide range of fantastic photographs that will be on display.”
The Act-Belong-Commit campaign encourages community participation to increase peoples’ sense of belonging, physical activity and enhance their purpose in life.
The exhibition will be open from 9am – 5pm on Monday to Friday and from 9am – 4pm on weekends.
For more information contact the City of Rockingham on 9528 0333 or visit PhotoVoice.