Shoalwater Reserve Activity Node

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Project summary

An activity node will be opened to enhance the foreshore experience for the local and wider community.

The Shoalwater Reserve Activity Node is the first part of the Safety Bay Shoalwater Revitalisation Master Plan, which provides a vision for the foreshore over the next 20 to 30 years.

The focus of the Shoalwater Activity Node project will be to enhance the foreshore experience for the local and wider community, while also aiming to attract more visitors to its unique attributes.

This supports the City's aspirations developed in the City of Rockingham Strategic Community Plan 2019-2029, which includes pursuing tourism, economic development, growth in the community and planning for future generations.

Project update

October 2021 update

Construction began on 31 May 2021 on the Shoalwater Reserve Activity Node, located south of the existing car park at Arcadia Drive between the intersections of Churchill Avenue/Arcadia Drive and Liverpool Street/Arcadia Drive.

Works are now completed and the playground, beach ramp jetty, car park and footpath are open for use.

Please note that there will be contractors accessing the site to install light poles to the area. Please stay out of any barricaded areas. The contractors will be using part of the car park during this time. 

Please be mindful of the minor footpath adjustments works occurring.  

Background

Site layout

In December 2017, Council resolved to commence a master plan project for the foreshore reserve and abutting road reserves generally between Boundary Road, Shoalwater and Warnbro Beach Road, Safety Bay. This was subsequently called the Safety Bay Shoalwater Revitalisation Master Plan.

The adopted ‘Project Purpose’ for the master plan was: 

  • to develop a strategic vision for the Safety Bay and Shoalwater Foreshore Precinct that gives direction to:
    • realising its tourism potential, including marine-based tourism, with a focus on the emerging kitesurfing and windsurfing industry;
    • coordinating the existing and future commercial activity within the foreshore;
    • maximising community use by enhancing the existing recreational experiences; and
    • protecting key environmental and built assets.

Following two rounds of community consultation, one of which established the Design Drivers to inform the content of the master plan, and the other to advertise the draft master plan, Council adopted the master plan in December 2019.

In February 2020 Council adopted the Shoalwater Reserve Activity Node as the first stage of works to be undertaken. The final design of this area is in keeping with the design intent of the master plan with minor modifications.

Aerial plan of project area

Concept images

Foreshore park with playground, lawn and paths

Shoalwater Reserve Activity Node - Concept image

Foreshore park with playground, lawn and paths

Shoalwater Reserve Activity Node - Concept image

Project stages photos
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  • Construction stage
  • Project completion
  • Project completion
  • Shoalwater Activity Node playground from an aerial perspective.Project completion
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  • Shoalwater Activity Node playground from an aerial perspective.

Video

Shoalwater Reserve Activity Node Progress Video

Before and after of the Shoalwater Reserve Activity Node 

Project timeline

Master plan
  • Date
    December 2019
  • Progress
    Completed
Concept design
  • Date
    February 2020
  • Progress
    Completed
Detailed design
  • Date
    December 2020
  • Progress
    Completed
Construction tender awarded
  • Date
    May 2021
  • Progress
    Completed
Construction works
  • Date
    End of May 2021
  • Progress
    Completed
Opening
  • Date
    8 September 2021
  • Progress
    Completed

Location

Arcadia Drive, Shoalwater
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