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.