Claims by the State Government that a net-style shark-proof swimming enclosure at Dunsborough was a “success” are not supported by evidence showing structural holes in it large enough for sharks to swim through, the WA Greens say.
“As evidenced by photographs and eye witness accounts, the Old Dunsborough net enclosure, which was modelled on Gold Coast gear, had huge holes due to poor design,” Greens MLc Lynn MacLaren said.
“This begs the question why the WA Government thumbed its nose at
using the WA technology known as Eco Shark Barrier, which eventually was tested, using private money due to State Government lack of interest, at Coogee, and was a huge success.
“Despite not yet releasing the review of last summer’s Dunsborough enclosure, which was due in June, the Premier is claiming the Dunsborough net was a complete success. Read more »