THE new shade shelter, built partly from recycled bridge timbers, next to the Mandurah Surf Lifesaving Club at San Remo, has proved a big hit.
It has been well used by locals and tourists who want a quiet and protected place to take in the beach environment.
The project was funded through the State Government’s Local Projects, Local Jobs initiative delivered by Mandurah MLA David Templeman and designed by the City of Mandurah Landscape Architect team.
The City also contributed $10,000 of the $30,000 cost.
One important feature is the detailed laser cut aluminium by local fabricators Bouvard Marine.
“Not only does the shelter improve the amenity of this beautiful beach, it also provided work for a local business,’’ Mr Templeman said.
Cr Fred Riebeling said the council was committed to supporting local business.
“This is only one of a number of projects funded through Local Projects, Local Jobs, including upgrades to Tickner and McLennan Reserves, Halls Head Recreation Centre and eastern foreshore seating that have improve the community and helped business provide jobs for young people,’’ he said.