Rockingham Beach Foreshore Revitalisation Stage One
- Expect delays at the intersection of Rockingham Beach Road, Harrison Street and Railway Terrace with limited parking either side of this intersection until start December 2018.
- Expect delays at the intersection of Railway Terrace, Patterson Road, Kent Street and Parkin Street with modified intersection and traffic lights on timer until start December 2018.
Things to look out for in September 2018
- Ongoing installation of coastal defences which includes scour protection (the large sandbags)
- Footings for the concrete walls that will also form the terracing
Beach Plaza (adjacent to Churchill Park)
- Installation of services including drainage, electrical, water and irrigation
- Traffic management to Rockingham Beach Road, with vehicle access in all directions maintained.
- Installation of services including drainage, electrical, CCTV, lighting and water
- Preparing the road base
- Traffic management at Rockingham Beach Road - Harrison Street - Railway Terrace intersection
- Installation of raised concrete intersection at Rockingham Beach Road - Harrison Street - Railway Terrace begins
Pre-construction drone video - May 2018
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.
The existing infrastructure along Railway Terrace and the Boardwalk will be replaced and upgraded, creating a range of accessible and pedestrian friendly spaces. Many of these spaces will be used for events of varying sizes.
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)
Preconstruction Site Plan
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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The City is pleased to announce the start of the much anticipated foreshore revitalisation with the site being handed over to civil engineering contractor Ertech on Monday 30 July 2018.
||Now through to Friday 7 December 2018
||Heavy engineering works which includes roadworks and coastal protection along with services including drainage, electrical, water and irrigation.
||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 incompete although fully accessible and safe for all to enjoy.
||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.
The community will be pleased to know that all businesses will be trading as per usual with pedestrian access maintained throughout the construction.
Some other important things to be aware of:
- The Railway Terrace (Horseshoe carpark) has been permanently closed.
- The Site Office is installed at Churchill Park west.
- Railway Terrace between Rockingham Beach Road and Kent Street will be temporarily closed from Monday 6 August to Friday 30 November 2018.
- Bus 555 terminus stop will move from Railway Terrace to Kent Street during the temporary road closure of Railway Terrace.
- Alternate parking options are available at:
- 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.
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.
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.
The project is jointly funded by the Australian Government (via a National Stronger Regions Fund grant) and the City of Rockingham.
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.
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.
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