Deep Water Point facilities upgrade begins


An artist’s impression of the refurbished Deep Water Point.
An artist’s impression of the refurbished Deep Water Point.

UPGRADES to Deep Water Point facilities have begun with the refurbishment of change rooms already underway and a new Dome cafe and foreshore works to stabilise the area slated to begin later in the year.

The Department of Parks and Wildlife identified the foreshore as a priority area for management action with high levels of erosion and loss of vegetation.

This has led to instability of the foreshore and a decline in the natural ecosystem, according to the City of Melville.

In the meantime, the change room upgrade will include a ‘Changing Place’ facility that includes a full-sized change table and hoists designed for carers of people with a disability and funded by a $100,000 grant to the City from the Disability Services Commission.

It will be followed by the construction of a new Dome cafe later in the year.

“The new cafe, which was successfully secured by Dome through a tender process, will also replace the existing café facility and at a later point, include a new playground and community facility,” Mayor Russell Aubrey said.

“We acknowledge that there will be some disruption at the site over this period and we appreciate the understanding of the community.

“We will endeavour to minimise the impact on people visiting the location by providing portable toilet facilities and ensure the continuation of our food truck program on-site to ensure people can still enjoy a drink or meal.”

The upgrades were identified in the Concept Plan for Deep Water Point.

Visit http://www.melvillecity.com.au/deepwaterpoint for more or call the City on 9364 0666.

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