THE popular Novara foreshore is undergoing a facelift following extensive community input.
The City of Mandurah has started work on redevelopment of the foreshore reserve adjacent to Dampier Avenue.
Feedback led to the final design which will include space for informal recreation, paths, seating and interpretive signage.
A focus will also be on environmental improvements such as management of storm water and revegetation of the foreshore to increase wildlife habitat, reduce erosion and create a buffer from wind and waves.
A major feature is the new adventure playground which will include a six metre climbing structure, swings and in a first for WA, a Miram which is a skate-style play element for older children.
Two fitness nodes will also be installed with leg press, butterfly press, chin-ups, plyometric box jumps, trapeze rings and pull-up bar.
The upgrades are designed to meet growing community needs while respecting the environmental values of the estuary-side location.
Existing facilities include a boat ramp, jetties and low impact canoe launch point.
The staged redevelopment will be completed by 2020.