Upgrades create more parking bays for Hillarys animal exercise beach

Upgrade works have been completed at the car park of the Hillarys animal exercise beach.
Upgrade works have been completed at the car park of the Hillarys animal exercise beach.

UPGRADES to the car park at the Hillarys animal exercise beach will result in about 56 extra parking bays.

Works have included reconfiguring bays, LED lighting to improve safety and rerouting a section of the coastal path.

Part funded by the Department of Transport, the 3m-wide path now follows the rear of the car park, further away from beach area where it was previously located.

There are usually about 400 bike trips taken along this section of the coastal path daily, which increases to about 2200 trips on weekends.

Joondalup Mayor Albert Jacob said the relocation of the path would “help minimise potential user conflict between bike riders, walkers and joggers with dogs and their owners heading to and from the beach” and more parking bays meant “more convenience” for users of the heavily used beach.

The City has also removed the old concrete path sections through the dunes.

Parking bays have been retained to accommodate horse floats given horses can access the beach from daybreak to noon, Monday to Saturday.

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