A NEW name for Mandurah traffic bridge is up for discussion.
The City of Mandurah is expected to discuss keeping the Mandurah Bridge name, naming local beaches and a pirate ship at tonight’s council meeting.
A report to the council recommended sticking with the name Mandurah Bridge for the iconic river crossing that opened in 1953.
The Department of Main Roads views the bridge as a replacement rather than a new bridge and left its naming to the council.
The council report suggested engaging the community in bridge-related activities and holding a walk across the bridge before it opens to traffic.
The council was also required to consider submitting the names of Avalon, Florida, Melros and Town beaches to the Geographic Naming Committee, along with Geary’s Surf Break.
Pyramids and Halls Head beaches are the only beaches that have been officially named.
Councillors were also asked to support an application for a trading permit for a pirate ship.
Pirate Ship Mandurah hopes to operate a 12m commercial vessel for pirate-themed children’s charter tours from the town jetty.
Council officers said the project would enhance activities on the eastern foreshore.