Cottesloe’s Shark Barrier Is Back For Safe Summer Swimming
Just in time for the sunshine and rising temperatures, Cottesloe’s shark barrier is being reinstalled for another summer swimming season.
The eco shark barrier provides a safe swimming enclosure, and was first used in 2019. Made from 100% recyclable materials, the barrier is 170 metres long, anchored by one tonne concrete discs. Attached to the groyne at its southern end, it has a 140 metre return to the shoreline.
Designed by Perth diver Craig Moss, the original eco shark barrier was installed at Coogee in 2013 and is still in use today. Since then, the design has been modified to improve sustainability, durability, UV performance and lower maintenance.
The barrier’s installation is scheduled to be completed on Wednesday and remain in place until March. To find out more about the barrier, head to the Eco Shark Barrier website.
Images via ecosharkbarrier.com