Shire of Murray unveil plans for foreshore redevelopment

Big plans: The Shire of Murray have adopted the blueprint for Murray River Square and the Foreshore Redevelopment.
Big plans: The Shire of Murray have adopted the blueprint for Murray River Square and the Foreshore Redevelopment.

The Shire of Murray have endorsed a design for the Murray River Square and Foreshore Redevelopment, following consideration of feedback.

Shire President Cr. David Bolt, said Option A was one of three sketch options recently presented for public comment and would be adopted.

“It employs a traditional village square approach, with a tree framed open turf area for the Murray River Square providing uninterrupted views from James Street to the grassed slope leading to the Murray River,” he said.

“This option is driven by a direct correlation of heritage style materials with the existing built form, and provides maximum flexibility for events.

“EPCAD Landscape Consultants will now proceed in the development of a comprehensive concept plan detailing among other specifics levels, materials, vegetation species and furniture items.

“The concept plan will provide sufficient detail to understand the project scope and enable the preparation of tender documents.

“The final concept plan will be advertised for community consideration, before the concept is considered for adoption by Council.”

The Shire anticipates that adoption of the plan will occur by November, allowing for the preparation of tender documents, with a view to commence construction in early 2019.

Cr. Bolt said the aim for the redevelopment of the Murray River Square and adjacent portion of foreshore is to create a high quality, vibrant, public space – a focal point for the town, which enhances the character of Pinjarra, integrates with surrounding sites, encourages activity, longer visitation and a diverse range of formal and informal activities.