Stage one of Mandurah eastern foreshore waterfront revitalisation nears completion



Work on the foreshore seawall will be completed soon.
Work on the foreshore seawall will be completed soon.

WORK on the first stage of the eastern foreshore waterfront revitalisation is nearing completion.

The second stage will depend on the success of a funding application later this year.

Stage 2 was in doubt following a controversial Federal Government decision late last year that led to Mandurah and the Peel region no longer being classified as a region but as a part of the metropolitan area.

As part of the metropolitan area, the City of Mandurah would be unable to apply for funding.

Now, with the issue seemingly resolved, the City can apply in a second round of funding mid-year, although success is not guaranteed.

Stage 1 of the $4.2 million seawall reconstruction started in June and is due for completion in March 2017, six weeks later than planned.

Concrete for a new kayak ramp at the northern end of the foreshore was recently poured and the curved limestone seawall is nearly complete. Work has started on a shared path immediately behind the wall.

A secondary wall and turfing are also to be included.

The large sand mound, put in place to speed up the settling time of the ground, was critical to improving the longevity of the new seawall foundations.

Despite this sand being in place for an additional two weeks, three areas were identified as needing extra reinforcement.

These additional works are now complete.