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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. 

Global Marine Enclosures Awarded Tender for Eco-Friendly Shark Barrier at Middleton Beach, Albany

On Wednesday December 17, the City of Albany awarded the tender contract for the supply and installation of a swimming enclosure to Global Marine Enclosures. The successful tender was for a 310m eco-friendly shark barrier that will span from the rocks on Ellen Cove to the beach in front of the Surf Club.

The tender was established following a funding allocation from the WA State Government as the Western Australian shark management strategy, led by Colin Barnett, shifts from the shark culling trials towards protective swimming enclosures.  

The contract is on a 3 year trial basis which will allow the City of Albany an opportunity to assess whether it is an asset that benefits the local community. 

We are very excited about the announcement and aim to provide the highest level of service to the City of Albany and the Albany community not only for the installation of the barrier but for the entire lifespan of the barrier.

Read more here in the local Western Australian newspaper >>