In 2018 the City of Mandurah invited the community to help shape the vision for the City Centre Waterfront.

The community was asked to share their thoughts on the foreshore spaces, including what they love about them and opportunities for improvements. The feedback gathered during this period showed that the community values safe, accessible, and inclusive foreshore areas.

Based on the feedback received, concept plans were developed for the overall Mandurah Waterfront Project which includes the redevelopment of several areas including the Western Foreshore Leisure Precinct, Eastern Foreshore North and South Precincts, and the Smart Street Precinct.

Several major redevelopments have already been completed including the Mandurah Skate Park and recreation area, the Koolaanga Waabiny Playground, the circular Kwillena Gabi Pool, plus upgrades to Smart Street Mall and new public toilet facilities. These projects have transformed and renewed Mandurah’s waterfront spaces, bringing benefits to the community, local businesses, and visitors.

These are significant projects for the City, supported by substantial financial contributions from both the State Government ($10 million) and Federal Government ($7 million)*. The City of Mandurah has also committed $8 million towards the works, demonstrating its commitment to the transformation of the waterfront, making Mandurah a thriving and sustainable City Centre.

In the next phase of works the City will be focusing on the central and northern areas of the Eastern Foreshore. This includes the area from the Mandurah Visitor Centre at the northern end of the foreshore heading south to the newly constructed toilet block. 

The aim is to create safe, accessible, and inclusive places for people to meet, play and rest. As part of this vision, the renewal will include the following key features:

  • A new playground that is inclusive and accessible to all. The playground will be fenced for safety and security.
  • The lighting infrastructure will be upgraded to meet the current Australian standards, ensuring the safety and activation of the area, and enhancing the amenity at night-time.
  • The parking layout will be adjusted to include a drop-off / pick-up area.
  • The amenities will be upgraded to include new barbecues, picnic tables and seating.
  • The central grassed space will offer room for informal recreation and open-air events providing a place for the community to come together.
  • The paved access pathways will also be widened and levelled to improve accessibility throughout the area.
  • To enhance the overall experience, the project will also increase shade along the water's edge, making it more comfortable for visitors during hot weather.

Access to the central and northern end of the Eastern Foreshore, including the existing playground, is restricted to accommodate construction works.  However, safe public access to businesses in the area will be provided throughout the project. The City encourages the community to keep supporting these local businesses throughout the project.

The Eastern Foreshore will have a staged re-opening from November, with the entire project complete by early 2025.

For more information, please reach out to the project team.

Project Contact:


Daniel Strange
Project Manager
9550 3777


*This project was jointly funded by the Australian Government under the Female Facilities & Water Safety Stream program

Project updates: 

23/05/2024 Media Release


Artists Impression

Helpful Documents

Eastern Foreshore North Central Renewal FAQs (PDF - 132.0KB)
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Eastern Foreshore Concept Plans (PDF - 3.2MB)
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Eastern Foreshore Parking Map (PDF - 304.3KB)
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