Scarborough foreshore revamp right on schedule


Clockwise (from top): Construction work at the beach hub where the surf lifesaving club will operate; Scarborough Beach Association chairman Wayne Bowen at the children’s playground and the whale skeleton; the Snake Pit recreation zone that will include a skate park. Pictures: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au   d475723
Scarborough foreshore revamp right on schedule
Scarborough foreshore revamp right on schedule
Scarborough foreshore revamp right on schedule
Clockwise (from top): Construction work at the beach hub where the surf lifesaving club will operate; Scarborough Beach Association chairman Wayne Bowen at the children’s playground and the whale skeleton; the Snake Pit recreation zone that will include a skate park. Pictures: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au d475723

A SKATE park and playground are nearing completion as part of the $100 million Scarborough foreshore redevelopment.

The Stirling Times recently toured the site led by the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority and project delivery executive director Sean Henriques said works were progressing well, with more than 50 per cent of program time expended.

“Paving activities are intensifying in front of the foreshore businesses in preparation for completion of The Esplanade upgrade, which will open to two-way traffic at the end of November,” Mr Henriques said.

“Major works will all be complete in time for the Aussie Surf Life Saving Championships (in April) when thousands of local and interstate visitors flock to the revitalised Scarborough Beach.”

The beach hub, comprising Scarboro Surf Life Saving Club, the City of Stirling’s beach services, pool and dining options, will give access to the beach and esplanade across two levels, and is expected to open along with other major works by April.

The intergenerational plaza, known as the Snake Pit, is scheduled to open early next year.

It features three areas for skateboarding, scooter and BMX riding, including a 12ft (3.6m) deep competition skate bowl, as well as a 4.4m high climbing wall and basketball half-court.

A $1.4 million playground modelled on a whale skeleton is also set to open at the start of the year.

It promises great fun for children of all abilities as Inclusion WA and Nature Play WA provided design input.

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