At Horrocks Beach, in WA, the only access to the beach was via a single track through the dunes. Regular traffic through this popular area meant the dunes and local native vegetation were subject to erosion. At Horrocks Beach, west of North Hampton in WA, the only access to the beach was via a single track through the dunes. Regular traffic through this popular area meant the dunes and local native vegetation were subject to erosion.

The Shire of Northampton constructed a pathway using recycled-plastic decking that has not only made life easier for visitors, but also created a single sustainable access route that will help protect the dunes.

The walkway is a safe access for all persons but more for the elderly and parents with prams/pushers who can get to the hard sand area instead of having to carry all their equipment.’ Garry L Keeffe, CEO, Shire of Northampton.