Council has endorsed the Civic and cultural precinct master plan as a long term plan outlining potential building footprints and public spaces for Mandurah’s key public and civic space, emanating from the successful Mandurah Performing Arts Centre (MPAC), Boardwalk Precinct and Administration Centre.
The plan identifies a refined precinct area based around a redesigned water body with key public spaces, building footprints and pedestrian connections through and within the precinct. The plan seeks to assist with community and social infrastructure capacity such as a new multi-purpose community hub; Peel Heritage Centre; A-Class Art Gallery; additional indoor and outdoor performance spaces and the identification of a building footprint for a complete redevelopment for the Civic and Administrative functions of the City of Mandurah.
The plan seeks to set out the framework for further planning as an overall visionary master plan for the precinct for a 30 year period.
The City of Mandurah and the Department of Education jointly prepared the master plan for the provision of education and recreation facilities in the northern Mandurah district.
The master plan involves the consolidation of developer public open space contributions, the co-location of primary and secondary school sites and strategic land acquisition. This approach centres on a collaborative shared use model.
Further planning is required to develop the Master Plan and the next step would involve a Feasibility Study to determine land tenure arrangements, planning and development responsibilities, staging options for the project, timelines, potential costs and funding opportunities.
The Mandurah Central Revitalisation Strategy was adopted by Council in December 2004, and is significant for the redevelopment of Mandurah’s inner city area.
The Strategy covers many public works in the form of upgrades to streets and public land, as well as creating a hierarchy for traffic that focuses through-traffic along Pinjarra Road and Sutton Street. It emphasises the concept of a mix of land uses to improve activity throughout the day and draw more people to the city centre. An end outcome is a more pedestrian friendly city centre that is more accessible to the community.
The Strategic Plan is a two part document, Volume 1 Part 1 - Strategy & Volume 1 Part 2 - Recommendations.
As part of the implementation of the strategic plan, council has endorsed the City Centre car parking strategy to provide future direction on car parking management and locations into the long term.
The City of Mandurah together with Main Roads WA prepared the Perth to Bunbury Highway – Estuary Bridge to Dawesville Bridge Road and Land Use Study (or ‘Bridge to Bridge’ Study). Council endorsed the recommendations of the Study in April 2006.
The study is the result of land-use, transportation modelling and traffic engineering analysis for the Study Area, which is the land between the Estuary Channel and Dawesville Channel, focusing on the Old Coast Road. The key recommendations of the Study revolve around intersection treatments for Old Coast Road.
The Mandurah foreshore focus 2020 vision was adopted in April 2007. It provides a guide for further design work and community consultation on upgrades to public land bordering the entrance to the estuary.
The final report and vision is divided into two parts: