Friday, 9 February 2018

Construction work on the final stage of parking at the Mandurah Aquatic and Recreation Centre (MARC) will start on Monday, making it easier and safer for patrons to access the facility.

The third and final stage in the delivery of the MARC's carpark plan will see a further 70 new parking bays constructed.

The works will formalise what is currently the overflow parking area adjacent to the existing Cemetery Road carpark.

The community and environmental value of the mature trees is well understood and the design has been set to maximise the number of trees retained. The decision is guided by the City of Mandurah's environmental policies, which establishes the principles of environmental protection, impact minimisation and conservation of natural resources.

During the construction process, all existing parking bays will remain available with appropriate traffic management in place to control vehicle access in and around the area.

Once complete, the total number of parking bays available at the facility will be approximately 350.

Construction is anticipated to take approximately eight weeks and works expected to be completed by mid to late April.

The centre has had over 850,000 visitors last year and almost 2,000,000 visitors since the stage one aquatic facilities opened in September 2015.

The extensive MARC redevelopment project has provided a modern, integrated sporting, aquatic and recreational facility that will meet the needs of Mandurah’s growing community and beyond.