Scarborough foreshore to lose 234 car bays to make way for redevelopment


Construction works at Scarborough foreshore. Picture: Andrew Ritchie
Construction works at Scarborough foreshore. Picture: Andrew Ritchie

SCARBOROUGH foreshore will lose 234 car bays to make way for the $75 million Scarborough Redevelopment.

The City of Stirling will investigate the possible purchase of land for public parking in Scarborough, which was discussed as a confidential item at Tuesday’s council meeting.

Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority chief executive Kieran Kinsella said the reduction in parking bays would make way for new promenades and amenities such as the intergenerational plaza and the City’s $26 million Scarborough Beach Pool.

“Surveys undertaken during the master planning process identified a number of underutilised parking facilities at Scarborough Beach,” he said.

“Planning, design and development for the foreshore continues, which will consider changes in parking numbers.”

Mr Kinsella said the redevelopment is designed to create a “pedestrian-friendly environment” and will “promote walking, cycling and public transport use.”

“The MRA and City of Stirling continue to explore future parking provision and supply for beach visitors, which could include on-street parking along the future road extensions or the purchase of available land for off-beach parking.”

Mr Kinsella said the Redevelopment Scheme would include incentives for private developments to include public parking.

The sites investigated for possible purchase by the City are two plots of land on Scarborough Beach Road.

Councillor Mark Irwin disclosed an impartiality interest in the item, as he knows the landowner.