Family Friendly Foreshore project a success


Reference group members Wayne Felton, Jeremy Whitfield, Wendy Kennewell, Jenny |Felton, Belinda Trowbridge, Cr Peter Rogers and Martin Moloney.
Reference group members Wayne Felton, Jeremy Whitfield, Wendy Kennewell, Jenny |Felton, Belinda Trowbridge, Cr Peter Rogers and Martin Moloney.

NEW additions to Mandurah’s western foreshore have helped to create a safe, welcoming recreation space.

Over the past 18 months, the Family Friendly Foreshore project has delivered enhancements to the foreshore space with new bench seating, lighting, CCTV cameras, an urban art installation and new pathways.

In the summer, the foreshore hosted the successful Summa Beatz youth events and the new Disc golf course opened.

The upgrades were guided by a reference group including western foreshore business owners, WA Police and the City of Mandurah.

The reference group recently held its final meeting where members celebrated the project’s achievements.

Mayor Marina Vergone said work had started on the old traffic bridge replacement and access to parts of the western foreshore might be affected, but the end result would create greater access between the eastern and western foreshores.

She also called on the Federal Government to honour its $150,000 commitment to the project, which would allow for the installation of CCTV and lighting at the war memorial end of the western foreshore.