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Beach Plaza Concept Design

Rockingham Beach Foreshore Revitalisation Stage One

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Works on the Rockingham Beach Foreshore Revitalisation will recommence on Monday 18 February 2019 following the conclusion of the summer break.

Drone Footage at 9 December 2018

Things to look out for in 2019


·         Installation of remaining two terraces

·         ​Installation of the fun elements – beach slide and net seating

·         Furniture installed, including lounge chairs

·         Expanded Boardwalk level

·         Removal of the balustrading

·         Installation of paving, timber decking and grass to the Boardwalk and terraces

·         Re-instatement of the memorial plaques

Artist's impression of the Boardwalk


​Beach Plaza (adjacent to Churchill Park)

·         New paving throughout

·         Completion of the Lookout

·         Completion of the grassed beach bowl

·         Installation of mature Norfolk Pines

·         Relaxing islands for gathering, relaxing or just sitting and taking in the passing parade

·         Additional tree planting

Artist's impression of Beach Plaza


Railway Terrace

·         ​Exciting new bus stop artwork

·         Installation of the furniture

·         Permanent outdoor eating structures

·         Planting of the garden beds

·         Installation of large trees in many of the garden beds

·         Planting of Norfolk Pines down the median strip

Artist's impression of Railway Terrace


Patterson Road - Kent Street - Parkin Street - Railway Terrace intersection

·         ​Installation of a left turn slip lane from Patterson Road into Parkin Street


About this project

The Rockingham Beach Foreshore Revitalisation Stage One is all about bringing our fantastic natural assets of Churchill Park, Bell Park and Rockingham Beach together with the local businesses in the area to create a vibrant, dynamic and fun place for all people in the City of Rockingham.

​​Included in the design is a grassed amphitheatre facing the beach, a lookout point, Eat Street, and expanded Boardwalk with terracing to the beach.

Detailed design of Stage One of the Rockingham Beach Foreshore Revitalisation project includes the following areas:

  • Railway Terrace
  • The Beach Plaza (Railway Terrace between Harrison Street and the beach)
  • The Boardwalk (between Railway Terrace and Val Street Jetty)

​​Proposed Site Plan
Aerial view of project area showing proposed Site Plan


The aims of Stage One of the Rockingham Beach Foreshore Revitalisation Project are to:

  • develop a vibrant, well connected and pedestrian friendly foreshore
  • encourage visitors from within and outside of Rockingham to visit the foreshore
  • stimulate opportunities to support the local economy and business
  • create a place that is sensitive to the natural features and unique foreshore environment and its many uses.

Frequently asked questions

The City of Rockingham has developed a Frequently Asked Questions information sheet to assist you with understanding the project and its potential impact.

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Frequently Asked Questions Information Sheet PDF 447 kb

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Project schedule

Phase Date Description
1 Monday 30 July 2018 to Friday 7 December 2018 Heavy engineering works which includes roadworks and coastal protection along with services including drainage, electrical, water and irrigation.
2 Saturday 8 December 2018 to Sunday 17 February 2019 Summer break will see the site open to the public with construction offices, equipment and most fencing removed from site.

The City's major events including New Year's Eve and Australia Day will continue as usual.

​The site will be incomplete although fully accessible and safe for all to enjoy.
3 Monday 18 February 2019 to Monday 30 September 2019 The construction contractor returns to site to complete works. This will include installation of trees, landscaping, furniture, lighting, paving and timber deck.


​Parking options are available at:

  • Railway Terrace
  • Rockingham Beach Road
  • Val Street
  • Behind the shops on both sides of Kent Street (between Gary Holland Centre and Railway Terrace)
  • Museum Carpark (corner Kent Street/Flinders Lane)
  • Flinders Lane/Wanliss Street carparks.

To receive all the latest information on the project, please sign up to Rock Port and select "New Infrastructure Projects" as an interest.

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Response to parking concerns on the foreshore

Consultation on the Rockingham Beach Foreshore Revitalisation has shown there are concerns regarding parking at the foreshore. The City is aware of the parking concerns and has spent considerable effort researching parking in the Foreshore precinct. The steps the City will be taking as a result are detailed in the Parking Strategy below.

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Community Plan Strategy Report PDF 1.8 MB

Presentation to the community

An update on the Rockingham Beach Foreshore Revitalisation was provided at a public presentation on 16 June 2018 at the Rockingham Central Library.  This event was attended by Mayor Barry Sammels and Councillor Andrew Burns.  During the event, a number of questions were raised by the community.  Both the presentation, and the City's responses are available below.

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Community Presentation Document PDF 5 MB

Council endorsement of the detailed design

Council endorsed the Rockingham Beach Foreshore Revitalisation Stage One detailed design at the Council meeting on 22 August 2017.  The endorsed design can be viewed in the table below.

In keeping with the amended budget, synergistic projects involving construction of sea defences and modification of road intersections have now been included in this project and their budget combined with the budget for the foreshore project.

Construction for this project commenced Monday 30 July 2018 with anticipated completion being 30 September 2019.

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Detailed Design  Information Sheet PDF 19.3MB


Australian Government Logo

The project is jointly funded by the Australian Government (via a National Stronger Regions Fund grant) and the City of Rockingham.


$15.748 million

​Memorial plaques

​Letters have been sent to all known addresses for the custodians of memorial plaques at the Rockingham Beach Foreshore, advising that their memorial plaques have been removed and stored by the contractors. Once the project is complete the plaques will be placed on the new wall nearby the original location.

Master Plan

In 2015 the City developed a Master Plan for the Rockingham Beach Foreshore. Through extensive community consultation, the Master Plan identified the following ambitions:

  • Provide an innovative upgrade that retains the best elements of the existing foreshore
  • Be focused on activation of these areas following construction
  • Integrate foreshore businesses and the parks area into a seamless whole
  • Provide reasons unique to the region and Western Australia for people to want to visit the Rockingham Beach Foreshore
  • Provide a high quality space and environment that residents of Rockingham can be proud of
  • Incorporate a strong point of difference to other beachside developments, particularly in the region, but also across Australia and
  • Bring to life the stories inherent in the local heritage through design of its elements. This includes Garden Island Naval Base, Rockingham’s maritime history, and local Waakal beliefs.

If you have any questions please contact our Customer Service team on 9528 0333, or you can email

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Drone Footage Gallery

​October 2018


September 2018


May 2018 (Pre-construction)