Unit to oversee beach access

Government is working to set up a unit to facilitate beach access, Minister Arden McLean told the Cabinet press briefing.

Mr. McLean said he recently received a report to say that the accesses were clear.

The Department of Environmental Health made sure they were kept clear, he added.

A request to hold a meeting about beach access had been received from some concerned citizens and he had asked the Ministry to get in touch with them about that, he said.

The unit that was in the process of being set up would also facilitate the cleaning of parks, cemeteries and beaches, he told the briefing.

It would ensure that people had a good experience when they went to the beach and public places and ensure they had access at all times to the beach, he said.