The aim of the Waterfront project is to deliver an iconic Mandurah foreshore precinct for people to meet, play and rest. Investing in a vibrant City Centre will support local tourism and local jobs for long term economic well-being. 
 
The Eastern and Western Foreshores of Mandurah and surrounding areas are getting a make-over. The redevelopment plans include a new Western Foreshore Recreation Precinct, Eastern Foreshore South Precinct and Eastern Foreshore North Boardwalk Precinct. Connecting the City Centre with the Waterfront is Smart Street Mall, which will also be transformed into a vibrant and welcoming pedestrian street. 
 
The project is underway with the first stage of the project to be completed by late 2021. The redevelopment commenced mid-2020, and will continue until 2023. 
 
Project funding partners include the State and Federal Governments, and the City of Mandurah. $10 million has been committed by the State Government as part of its Plan for Peel and $7 million from the Federal Government. This funding will contribute to delivering the proposals for the Eastern Foreshore South Precinct and the Western Foreshore Recreation Precinct, commencing in mid-2020 with completion in 2022. This City of Mandurah has also contributed $5 million to the project including the Smart Street Redevelopment. 
 
Extensive consultation with our local community and stakeholders in 2018 set the vision and priorities for the upgrade of key precincts in the Mandurah City Waterfront.  
For more information visit our Mandurah Waterfront Project page.

Project updates

The Western Foreshore Recreation Precinct plan includes a large scale Play Space and a destination level Skate and Activity Space with supporting recreation facilities and social spaces.

The Skate and Activity Space was opened to the public in late 2020, new toilets were opened in April 2021 and the Play Space is on track to be opened at the end of 2021. The final Play Space master plan is complete and can be viewed on the Western Foreshore Recreation Precinct page.

The final design boasts both family favourites and newly imagined play equipment.  

A 12-metre high play tower, with ramp access to 3 metres, is inspired by the local Sheoak tree and will take centre stage of the world-class play area, which will also comprise a swing zone, climbing zone, sand and music play zones, balancing logs, spinning carousel and human hamster wheel.

Excitingly, the Meeting Place artwork is almost complete and will be installed in mid 2021. 

Project timeline

Mid 2020 - Existing skate park demolished and site works commence

Late 2020 - Skate and Activity Space completed

Early 2021 - New toilet block completed

Mid 2021 - The ‘Meeting Place’ artwork completed

Late 2021 - Play Space and rest of reserve upgrades completed

Read more on the Western Foreshore Recreation Precinct project page

The Eastern Foreshore North Boardwalk Precinct plan includes a widened foreshore area and promenade, additional shade trees and seating, central activity area, expanded and enhanced alfresco dining areas and activation spaces.

Status: Not started
For more information visit our Eastern Foreshore North Boardwalk Precinct project page.

The Eastern Foreshore South Precinct plan includes an enclosed swimming area in the location of the historical ‘Robert Day Memorial Pool’ with iconic circular floating jetty platform, terraced steps and ramp to access the water and adjacent shade and seating. In addition to the Estuary Pool, the beach area will be upgraded with ramp access, jetty and boat parking facilities, and grass and paved activity space connecting the foreshore and City Centre.

A great deal of activity is taking place at the Estuary pool site, with edge works running to schedule. The floating pontoon has been fabricated offsite and final preparations for its installation are underway. 

Project timeline

Late 2020 - Town jetty and adjacent groyne removed

Late 2020 - Estuary Pool construction commences

Early 2021 - Government Jetty and Tuckey Lane Jetty completed

Late 2021 - Eastern Foreshore South Precinct completion

For more information visit our Eastern Foreshore South Precinct project page

Smart Street Mall is receiving a complete infrastructure upgrade, with a new refreshed look and feel. The plans include paving, feature lighting, tree planning, and shelter canopies.

Project timeline

Mid 2020 - Works commence

Late 2021 - Project completion

For more information visit our Smart Street Precinct project page

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Funding partners


Government of Western Australia
Peel Development Commission