The City of Canning is remaining tight-lipped about the condition of Whaleback Golf Course’s popular driving range.
Whaleback’s website issued an update to driving range enthusiasts, confirming the range was out-of-action from August 24 to October 12 due to “corrosion issues”.
The two-storey range was constructed on the site in 2002, and Mayor Patrick Hall said that an inspection of the facility in November 2021 identified corrosion, however he would not elaborate on how significant the corrosion damage was.
“The age of the facility in addition to water has led to corrosion,” he said.
“The level of corrosion is varied across the driving range.”
He said that removal of the corrosion and reinforcing of the structure was being undertaken.
“The Driving Range was initially closed in November 2021,” he said.
“It reopened after remedial works in December 2021.
“The formal structural works commenced in August 2022 and required the Driving Range to be closed for seven weeks.
“This decision was made some months prior to the most recent closure”
The city’s website paints a more comprehensive picture, with exposure and removal of concrete slab areas and damaged steelwork taking place from August 29 to mid-September.
From mid-September until October 12, damaged steelwork and paint will be replaced, electrical works will be undertaken, concrete will be reinstated and new rubber matting and a final clean will take place.
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