Photos celebrate Scarborough Beach redevelopment first anniversary

Mark Owens shared his stunning snap of Scarborough Beach Pool.
Tuart Hill resident Holly Clark sent this photo of her daughter Abigail (4) in a staring competition with her dad Cameron Clark while enjoying dinner at the Whale Playground.
Karen Clarke shared a photo taken during the popular Scarborough Sunset Markets.
“This photo was taken at Christmas time when my daughter Kristen was visiting from Sydney,” she said.
“We went to the sunset markets and ate dinner while watching the stunning sunset.”

Sarah and Jacob Bates enjoying the Scarborough skate park with dogs Poppy and Bonnie.
Dogs Sambuca and Max at Scarborough Beach. Photo: Jules Vaugh.
Janine and Adon Blake were married at Scarborough Beach in October 2018.
“We had our first date in Scarborough four years prior and decided to have our ceremony and reception there,” Mrs Blake said.
“We had our ceremony on watch tower green east and our reception at La Capannina, everything was beautiful.”
Photo:  Alannah Jade Photography
Mark Owens shared his stunning snap of Scarborough Beach Pool. Tuart Hill resident Holly Clark sent this photo of her daughter Abigail (4) in a staring competition with her dad Cameron Clark while enjoying dinner at the Whale Playground. Karen Clarke shared a photo taken during the popular Scarborough Sunset Markets. “This photo was taken at Christmas time when my daughter Kristen was visiting from Sydney,” she said. “We went to the sunset markets and ate dinner while watching the stunning sunset.” Sarah and Jacob Bates enjoying the Scarborough skate park with dogs Poppy and Bonnie. Dogs Sambuca and Max at Scarborough Beach. Photo: Jules Vaugh. Janine and Adon Blake were married at Scarborough Beach in October 2018. “We had our first date in Scarborough four years prior and decided to have our ceremony and reception there,” Mrs Blake said. “We had our ceremony on watch tower green east and our reception at La Capannina, everything was beautiful.” Photo: Alannah Jade Photography

PEOPLE have flocked to Scarborough in the year since the redevelopment opened, but some businesses are still waiting for the flow on effects.

March 18 marked the first anniversary of the precinct’s official opening.

The foreshore is regularly packed with people, especially on Thursdays for the Scarborough Sunset Markets, and new businesses have moved into the area.

Scarborough Beach Association chairman Wayne Bowen said trade at his two Scarborough surf shops had picked up in the past year but was only just matching 2017 finances.

“(We) haven’t been able to come near the trade we had in the 2015-16 financial year before the redevelopment started, as yet,” he said.

“We are seeing people returning to Scarborough and we are hopeful that we can get back to those pre-redevelopment numbers soon to start making inroads into the lost revenue during the redevelopment.”

He said the association was focused on attracting families, surfers, beachgoers and tourists to the area.

“The Scarborough Beach Association is doing all it can to reactivate the beachfront,” he said.

Locals appear to be loving the revitalised foreshore and have shared their favourite memories.