Rockingham Beach Foreshore Revitalisation works starts next week

An artist's impression of the boardwalk.
An artist's impression of the boardwalk.

WORKS on the Rockingham Beach Foreshore Revitalisation will recommence on Monday, February 18 following the conclusion of the summer break.

Construction on the project, which initially began in July 2018, took a pause from Saturday, December 8 to minimise interruption to visitors and business over the busy summer period.

An artist’s impression of Railway Terrace.

With most of the underground work complete, the revitalisation will now enter an exciting period as more visible works continue.

The new look Railway Terrace will remain open, with intermittent works taking place to complete the above ground furniture and landscaping.

The Beach Plaza and Boardwalk to Val Street will have staged fencing and the construction methods will be tailored to minimise the impact to both visitors and dining customers.

Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times and visitors are encouraged to take advantage of some of the great specials on offer.

Nearby on-street parking will remain available on the surrounding streets as well as off-street carparks at Flinders Lane, Wanliss Street and behind the Gary Holland Community Centre and the Rockingham Museum.

City of Rockingham Mayor Barry Sammels encouraged visitors to continue supporting local businesses as the revitalisation enters an exciting period of development.

“The Rockingham Beach Foreshore Revitalisation is one of the most significant projects the City has ever undertaken and will enhance the foreshore precinct for many years to come,” he said.

An artist’s impression of the beach plaza.

“Each week will bring something new.

“Once the project is complete, residents will be able to enjoy a beautiful location that is filled with colour, an abundance of seating, disability access to the beach and along the boardwalk, plenty of trees and gardens that offer cool shady spots to hang out on those hot summer days.

“Business remain open so I encourage visitors to come down, explore the changes and enjoy some of the fine cafes, restaurants and bars that are located along the foreshore.”

Stage one of the Rockingham Beach Foreshore Revitalisation is expected to be completed by September 30.

Following completion of the project, the City will host a number of major events including the Castaways Sculpture Awards, the 2019 Special Olympics WA State Games and New Year’s Eve and Australia Day celebrations.

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