Quinns Beach Installation Update

Construction on the Quinns Beach Swimming Enclosure is nearing completion as the barrier sections are secured in place.

The entire Quinns Beach shark barrier is approximately 450m in total length and is assembled in the factory in 9 separate sections of approximately 50m. Installation works have begun on the south side of the shark barrier in front of the Quinns Mindarie Surf Club and will connect each section around the barrier, finishing on the north side. 

Installation is expected to be complete by the 31st January. 

Quinns Beach Shark Barrier Construction Flying Along

The construction on the Quinns Beach shark barrier took a significant step forward on Wednesday as a helicopter was called in to install the 23 concrete blocks and anchors that secure the barrier to the seabed. 

Quinns Beach was closed for only a few hours on the 18th January to allow a commercial lifting helicopter to deliver the anchoring components. The process went extremely smoothly and the barrier is now one step closer to completion.

A State-Of-The-Art Process

The use of a helicopter for installation is a unique new method that has been devised for speed, efficiency and accuracy. It drastically reduces time spent on the beach and in the water and achieves greater precision in positioning.  It also reduces the risks of the marine environment delaying installation progress.


The story was first published in the West Australian: www.thewest.com.au/news/perth/shark-net-build-flying-along.


Fisheries Minister Joe Francis displays Aquarius Barrier PROPOSED for Quinns Beach Wanneroo

Today the Western Australian State Government announced the next round of funding allocations for shark barrier swimming enclosures. A new barrier will be installed at Quinn's Beach in Wanneroo and another at Sorrento Beach in Joondalup. 

The Fisheries Minister, Joe Francis, made the announcement alongside the sample display of the Aquarius Barrier (pictured below). 

According to Mr Francis, the enclosure at Quinns Rocks would provide peace-of-mind to thousands of swimmers who used the beach each year. He also said that the enclosure would be an eco-friendly design to ensure it did not trap sea-life and allowed fish to swim through.

Fisheries Minister Joe Francis alongside Global Marine Enclosures' Aquarius Barrier sample.