Cliff report in new year

A REPORT looking at how to stabilise the crumbling cliffs around Fremantle’s whalers tunnel should be ready early next year, says the local council.

In March this year the council closed the tunnel and fenced off a large area of Arthur Head due to concerns about frequent rock falls.

To this day tourists are greeted by a looming tower of scaffolding as they enter the tunnel from Bathers Beach, while locals debate whether longer trains, nearby rock concerts or additional runoff has exacerbated the problem.

Recently the council employed a land surveyor with a digital level to prepare a detailed contour survey of the head.

That information will be used by a consultant employed to investigate the cliff face and come up with recommendations and designs.

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