A COMMUNITY picnic on the eastern foreshore on April 8 will celebrate the opening of the new Mandurah Bridge.
It would start at 4.30pm with the lights on the bridge switched on for the first time by Transport Minister Rita Saffioti, Mandurah MLA David Templeman and Mayor Rhys Williams.
A plaque is also likely to be unveiled and there will be roving entertainment.
A book to celebrate construction of the bridge with photographs taken by the community will also be produced.
Councillors were told the celebration would cost $33,000 and council officers will continue to negotiate with the State Government for help with the cost.
The bridge opened for traffic last December.
Councillor Darren Lee told Mandurah City councillors at their meeting last night (Tuesday) the picnic would celebrate a new beginning.
The picnic will only be open to local residents.