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Craig Moss, left, and Edward Khoury with the shark barrier. Picture: The West Australian/Bill Hatto

WA will be a step closer to having its first shark barrier when pylons are installed on Coogee Beach first thing tomorrow morning.

Form Designs, the company behind the technology, tonight received the approvals it needs to go ahead with the barrier.

The company went public with its frustrations over red tape last month, complaining it was running about three months behind schedule.

Form managing director Edward Khoury said he was happy the approvals had finally come through.

If the trialled barrier proves successful the company is hopeful they could be rolled out at other WA beaches next year.

The trial is expected to cost between $300,000 and $400,000 and will be funded by the barrier’s inventor, Craig Moss.

The barrier differs from shark nets in that it is designed to allow other fish to swim through it.

Made out of engineering polymer, the barrier will be held in place by a series of anchors and buoys and stretch out 75m from the beach and 300m across.