TOWN of Cambridge has backed an idea from Tourism Minister Paul Papalia’s office to construct a coastal boardwalk from Fremantle to Scarborough Beach.
The coastal boardwalk concept was raised with the Tourism Minister by a ratepayer earlier this year.
Tourism WA is now seeking feedback on the idea from a number of councils, with the Town of Cambridge the first to discuss the concept’s potential.
Councillors agreed at a meeting on Tuesday night(May 28) to support the idea to extend the existing Mum-Boy-Yet Jinnung boardwalk that connects City Beach to Floreat Beach.
The Town agreed to support the concept, pending their satisfaction with the chosen route, development design, cost, materials used and environmental impacts.
The concept involves the development of a 25km long boardwalk to run through the City of Fremantle, Town of Mosman Park, Town of Cottesloe, City of Nedlands, Town of Cambridge and City of Stirling.
The incorporation of shade shops stops and strategic seating, as well as water fountains and additional toilet facilities, will also be considered.