Bandy Creek Weir

The Department of Transport is proposing to build a new weir at Bandy Creek which was overtopped in another flood event in February 2017.

  Project overview

In February 2017, the weir was overtopped during another flood event. This resulted in significant damage to the structure including erosion of the foundational material and collapse of the southern end of concrete weir structure. The Department of Transport is proposing to build a new weir at Bandy Creek.

The works will include:

  • Demolition of the damaged structure.
  • Construction of a new low level weir, which will ensure tidal flushing and fish movement between the creek and harbour with no adverse effect on the water level or quality of the Ramsar protected wetlands upstream.
  • Installation of sheetpile wall or cut off wall below the weir, which acts as a barrier to prevent erosion of foundation material.
  • Construction of an elevated road platform for pedestrian, emergency and service vehicles. The road platform will be approximately 1 metre higher than the existing weir, with a gap between the top of the weir and the platform.

A structure across the Bandy Creek waterway offers many benefits to the community and environment, these include:

  • Reducing sediment deposition from the Bandy Creek into the boat harbour, hence minimising the volume of dredging required.
  • Maintaining a suitable water level in the creek to protect the RAMSAR wetlands upstream.
  • Providing an access road for emergency vehicles.
  • Maintain a suitable utility corridor for water, sewerage and communications.

The Department will work closely with the relevant regulatory agencies to progress project approvals for the works.

Bandy Creek concept design for new weir

  Project status

The Department has completed site condition assessment and has developed a concept design for the Bandy Creek Weir reconstruction.

DoT is currently progressing with heritage approval, environmental approval, detailed engineering design. Towards the end of 2018, DoT will go out to tender to procure a contractor to undertake the construction works. Construction work is anticipated to commence in early 2019.

Funding

The Bandy Creek Weir structure is insured by RiskCover (Insurance Commission of Western Australia). DoT will pay for the construction of the weir with funds claimed from RiskCover for the damage caused to the weir by floodwaters in February 2017. Additional fund will also come from Western Australia Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (WANDRRA) and DoT.

MAC_P_BandyCreek_Weir_FAQs.pdf icon Bandy Creek Weir reconstruction FAQs Kb
MAC_P_BandyCreek_Weir_Location_Plan.pdf icon Bandy Creek Weir location plan Kb
MAC_P_BandyCreek_2018_History.pdf icon Bandy Creek Weir historic imagery Kb
MAC_P_BandyCreek_2018_Flood_Event_poster.pdf icon Bandy Creek Weir flood event and underwater investigation Kb
MAC_P_Bandy_Creek_Weir_Concept_Design.pdf icon Bandy Creek Weir concept design Kb
MAC_P_BandyCreek_2018_timeline_poster.pdf icon Bandy Creek Weir indicative timeline Kb

  Image gallery: Bandy Creek flood event (February 2017)

  Information session

The Department of Transport held a public information session on 14 May 2018 at the Deep Sea Angling Club.

Information that was displayed at the public information session can be found under Project: Documents. This includes project Frequently Asked Questions.

Project updates will continue to be posted to this page.

  Coastal infrastructure project contact list

Service Type Suburb Business Name Phone number Phone number (secondary) Fax Pre-booking required Business Hours Email Street address Postal address Business Type Comments
Coastal infrastructure project Bandy Creek Weir (Coastal infrastructure project) (08) 9435 7833 No Monday to Friday 8:00 am until 5:00 pm. (excludes public holidays) bandycreekweir@transport.wa.gov.au WA 6450 WA Department of Transport
Coastal infrastructure project Beadon Creek (Onslow) maritime facility (Coastal infrastructure project) (08) 9435 7676 No Monday to Friday 8:00 am until 5:00 pm. (excludes public holidays) WA Department of Transport Regional Facilities Coordinator
Coastal infrastructure project Broome Boating Facility (Coastal infrastructure project) (08) 9216 8240 No Monday to Friday 8:00 am until 5:00 pm. (excludes public holidays) james.holder@transport.wa.gov.au WA WA Department of Transport James Holder, Manager Maritime Projects
Coastal infrastructure project Burswood Public Jetty (Coastal infrastructure project) (08) 9435 7613 No Monday to Friday 8:00 am until 5:00 pm. (excludes public holidays) michael.maslin@transport.wa.gov.au WA WA Department of Transport Michael Maslin, Project Manager
Coastal infrastructure project Casuarina Boat Harbour (Coastal infrastructure project) (08) 9435 7539 No Monday to Friday 8:00 am until 5:00 pm. (excludes public holidays) casuarinaharbourupgrade@transport.wa.gov.au WA WA Department of Transport Dilhan Wijesinghe, Project Manager
Coastal infrastructure project Denham Maritime Facility upgrades (Coastal infrastructure project) (08) 9435 7613 No denhamforeshore.info@transport.wa.gov.au WA WA Department of Transport Michael Maslin, Project Manager
Coastal infrastructure project Fishery Beach (Bremer Bay) boat ramp protection (Coastal infrastructure project) (08) 9435 7613 No Monday to Friday 8:00 am until 5:00 pm. (excludes public holidays) michael.maslin@transport.wa.gov.au WA WA Department of Transport Michael Maslin, Project Manager
Coastal infrastructure project Fremantle FBH Jetty 2 redevelopment (Coastal infrastructure project) (08) 9435 7546 No Monday to Friday 8:00 am until 5:00 pm. (excludes public holidays) francois.sauzier@transport.wa.gov.au WA WA Department of Transport Francois Sauzier, Project Manager
Coastal infrastructure project Hillarys Boat Harbour upgrade (Coastal infrastructure project) (08) 9435 7546 No Monday to Friday 8:00 am until 5:00 pm. (excludes public holidays) francois.sauzier@transport.wa.gov.au WA WA Department of Transport Francois Sauzier, Project Manager
Coastal infrastructure project Jurien Bay Boat Harbour (Coastal infrastructure project) (08) 9435 7559 No Monday to Friday 8:00 am until 5:00 pm. (excludes public holidays) jurienboatharbour.info@transport.wa.gov.au WA WA Department of Transport James Holder, Manager Maritime Projects
Coastal infrastructure project Port Geographe reconfiguration (Coastal infrastructure project) 1300 660 815 No Monday to Friday 8:00 am until 5:00 pm. (excludes public holidays) portgeographe.Info@transport.wa.gov.au P.O. Box Box C102, Perth WA 6839 Department of Transport Justin Fifield, Project Manager
Coastal infrastructure project Two Rocks Marina upgrade (Coastal infrastructure project) (08) 9435 7833 No Monday to Friday 8:00 am until 5:00 pm. (excludes public holidays) tworocksmarina@transport.wa.gov.au WA WA Department of Transport Anna Kelderman, Project Manager

 

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