Western Foreshore face-lift

Revamp: The western foreshore upgrade aims to improve security and liveability in the area. Photo: Marta Pascual Juanola.
Revamp: The western foreshore upgrade aims to improve security and liveability in the area. Photo: Marta Pascual Juanola.

The eastern foreshore isn’t the only area in town getting a face-lift, the Family Friendly Foreshore project has been working for the last 18 months in improving the western foreshore.

The project has delivered new seating, lighting, a CCTV camera system, a new urban art installation and new pathways along the waterfront in an attempt to make the west bank of the estuary safer and more livable. 

The works were a partnership between Western Foreshore business owners, WA police and the City of Mandurah and were funded by a $150,000 contribution by the federal government. 

City of Mandurah Mayor Marina Vergone said the works had gone a long way in improving the area and admitted the area had been put aside for a while.

“The successful projects and infrastructure completed as part of the Family Friendly Foreshore project mark the beginning of some much-needed attention for the western foreshore,” she said.

“The western foreshore is already a popular destination for tourists and residents, and the popularity will continue to grow, so it’s important that we plan now for our future growth of this much-loved space.”

She also said the works to replace the old bridge, that started recently, would improve connectivity between both sides of the foreshore. 

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