Coastal plans on council agenda

SEVERAL plans relating to developing coastal facilities in Yanchep feature on the first Wanneroo City Council meeting agenda for 2016.

The council will consider awarding tenders for the Yanchep Surf Life Saving Club building and beach access at Fisherman’s Hollow at the February 2 meeting.

It will also consider endorsing concept plans for the Mary Lindsay Homestead redevelopment, and development of the surrounding public open space.

According to last night’s briefing agenda, the staff-recommended tenderer for the surf club build quoted a lump sum of about $4.5 million. If approved next week, work could start on February 12 and the long-awaited club by Yanchep Lagoon could be built by November this year.

Another report recommended the council award a $255,280 tender to build the Fisherman’s Hollow beach access on the southern side of the lagoon. Two reports on the Mary Lindsay Homestead site outlined outcomes of community consultation and seeks the council’s approval to go out for tender, with works expected to be done by the end of the year.

The heritage-listed homestead redevelopment will include a gallery space and deck for exhibitions, artist-in-resident accommodation, three studios, toilets, a meeting room, kitchen and storage room.

The surrounding park plan includes barbecues, toilets, grassed areas, a playground and parking.

The City has allocated $908,000 for the park plus another $1.67 million for the homestead redevelopment.