Mandurah ARC to get 70 new parking bays

Photo: Google maps
Photo: Google maps

CONSTRUCTION work on the final stage of parking at Mandurah Aquatic and Recreation Centre starts on Monday, making it easier and safer for patrons to access the centre.

The third and final stage of the car park plan will result in a further 70 new bays.

The works will formalise what is currently the overflow parking area adjacent to the existing Cemetery Road car park.

The community and environmental value of the mature trees is well understood and the design has been set to maximise the number of trees retained.

The decision is guided by the City of Mandurah’s environmental policies which establishes the principles of environmental protection, impact minimisation and conservation of natural resources.

During construction, all existing bays will remain available with appropriate traffic management in place to control vehicle access.

The total number of bays will be about 350.

Construction is likely to take about eight weeks, completed by mid to late April.

More than 850,000 people visited the centre last year with almost two million since Stage 1 opened in 2015.

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