Rockingham Beach Foreshore Revitalisation - Stage One

Listen
  • Major infrastructure projects
  • Completed

Project summary

Stage one of the $15.748m Rockingham Beach Foreshore Revitalisation is now complete.

About the project

Stage one comprised three main areas - Railway Terrace, now a pedestrian friendly shopping and eat street; the Beach Plaza, which will become a new civic heart for Rockingham with a range of recreational, cultural and heritage attractions; and the Boardwalk, with timber terraces and some ‘young- at-heart’ attractions connecting to the beach.

All three main areas have welcomed improved facilities for cyclists, along with both CCTV and lighting upgrades. In addition, a new accessible ‘Lookout’ and ‘Beach Bowl’ have been created, giving all visitors the chance to take greater advantage of the foreshore’s north-facing beach and expansive parklands which can be transformed into a space for concerts and events. 

The Beach Bowl is a grassed area that slopes down from the Beach Plaza directly to the sand, to create a new amphitheatre space. The grassed slope can be used as a relaxed picnicking and seating space near the beach and opens up accessibility for all to the Boardwalk area.

The Park and Beach Plaza offer a colourful meeting place with plenty of umbrellas and natural shade, and with the addition of the ‘after-dark’ gobo lighting, will see this area transformed into a fun and lively place to offer a unique experience for the community. This area also offers plenty of space for markets and other events and also marks the new home for the much-loved anchor, stone and log.

The City gratefully acknowledges the Australian Government’s contribution to the project from its National Stronger Regions Fund and also thanks civil engineering contractor Ertech, the landscape design team from Place Laboratory and the City’s own staff who have put in a huge effort to deliver this project.

A celebration weekend will be held on October 26 and 27 with a full program of free family-friendly events to launch the new precinct. Visit Foreshore Celebration for all the details.

 

Introducing the new Rockingham Beach Foreshore

Funding

Australian Government Logo

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

Location

Rockingham Beach Road

Features

The Boardwalk The Boardwalk

Boardwalk

The boardwalk features three shaded timber landings which include an accessible terrace from the Beach Bowl end for disability access, colourful lounge seating, rope net climbing frame, shaded concrete slide with soft-fall surrounds and climbing wall handles.

The original memorial plaques are now featured along the western terrace walls and face out to the ocean.

This area is well covered with CCTV and lighting.  It also offers bicycle racks and a bike repair station.

Aerial of Beach Bowl Aerial of Beach Bowl

Beach Bowl

The Beach Bowl gives all visitors the chance to take greater advantage of the foreshore's north-facing beach and expansive parklands which can be transformed into a space for concerts and events.

The Beach Bowl features a grassed area that slopes down from the Beach Plaza directly to the sand, creating a new amphitheatre space. The slope can be used as a relaxed picnicking and seating space near the beach and opens up accessibility for all to the Boardwalk area.

CCTV, lighting and seasonal umbrellas are included in this area.

Aerial of Lookout Aerial of Lookout

Lookout

The Lookout features a stunning 180 degree panoramic view of Rockingham Beach and provides a stunning vantage point and backdrop for absolutely gorgeous photographs.

This area also features a raised stage area which is completely accessible and provides plenty of shady trees and grassed areas to sit back, relax and enjoy.

This well-lit area includes CCTV, and is home to the well-known anchor, stone and log which have been part of the foreshore for generations.

Park Plaza with modular seating Park Plaza with modular seating

Beach Plaza

The Beach Plaza is the new civic heart for Rockingham which includes a range of recreational and cultural attractions.

It is a new flexible event space located in the heart of Rockingham that can accommodate up to 700 people. The space has been designed to include lighting and power so that it can host a range of programmed events throughout the year including craft markets, car rallies, farmers' markets, concerts, movies, Christmas carols and buskers.

The new trees will provide shaded areas for alfresco dining outside the restaurants. The interactive lighting displays will create a fun and lively environment by night, and by day the colourful modular furniture and umbrellas will provide a shaded environment to relax.

Park Plaza

The Park Plaza offers a colourful meeting place with plenty of umbrellas and natural shade, and with the addition of ‘after dark’ stencil lighting, this area has been transformed into a fun and lively place offering a unique experience for visitors. It has CCTV, showers, bicycle racks and plenty of space for markets and other events.   

Bus Shelter and Garden Bus Shelter and Garden

Railway Terrace

The new-look Railway Terrace has been reorganised to create a pedestrian-friendly shopping and eat street experience. Footpaths have been widened to allow for new trees and shrubs, public eating pods, bike racks and scattered seating and benches are features to this area, along with the introduction of the Busker’s Stage which is a timber stage in the heart of Railway Terrace with power, lighting and seating.

Founders' Memorial Clock Founders' Memorial Clock

Patterson Road intersection

Modifications have been made to the intersection and street to slow traffic and provide a left-turning slip lane into Parkin Street to reduce traffic congestion. This area also marks the entry statement to the foreshore with both the Founder’s Memorial Clock and time capsule now positioned into the central median.

Project schedule

Phase One - Demolition and preparation works
  • Date
    Monday 30 July 2018 to Friday 7 December 2018
  • Progress
    Completed
Site opened to the public
  • Date
    8 December 2018 to 17 February 2019
  • Progress
    Completed
Phase Two - Surface works and Boardwalk
  • Date
    18 February 2019 to 13 September 2019
  • Progress
    Completed

Drone footage gallery

May 2018 (Pre-construction)

Rockingham Beach Foreshore May 2018

September 2018

Rockingham Beach Foreshore September 2018

October 2018

Rockingham Beach Foreshore October 2018

December 2018 (during summer shutdown period)

Rockingham Beach Foreshore December 2018

March 2019

Rockingham Beach Foreshore March 2019

April 2019

Rockingham Beach Foreshore April 2019

May 2019

Rockingham Beach Foreshore May 2019

June 2019

Rockingham Beach Foreshore June 2019

August 2019

Rockingham Beach Foreshore August 2019

Go to Top of the page