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 create local jobs for long term economic well-being.

The Eastern and Western Foreshores of Mandurah and surrounding areas are getting a makeover. 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, Mandurah Skate Park on the Western Foreshore, completed in December 2020, and the completion of the Estuary Pool on the Eastern Foreshore late 2021.

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, which commenced in mid-2020 and will continue to 2023. 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 on Mandurah Matters.

The COVID 19 pandemic and extreme weather conditions have caused some delays for the Waterfront Project, however the development is still progressing well and the City is committed to delivering a world class waterfront. 

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 in 2022. 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, originally part of the Mandurah Bridge project, is now complete and open to the public.

Project timeline

Mid 2020 - Existing skate park demolished and site works commenced

Late 2020 - Mandurah Skate Park completed and opened to the public

Early 2021 - New toilet block completed

Late 2021 - The ‘Meeting Place’ artwork completed

Mid 2022 - Koolaanga Waabiny Playground 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.

The implementation of the Eastern Foreshore North Precinct Proposals is planned to commence in 2022.

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 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.

The City of Mandurah has allowed early community access to the new circular estuary pool – Kwillena Gabi Pool – just in time for Christmas 2021.

While the full project won’t be complete and officially opened until early in 2022, the pool itself was complete enough for the City to partially remove the construction fencing and allow people to swim over the Christmas break. 

While the pool will be open for public use, the surrounding reserve upgrades are still being finished, including landscaping and seating. Other works on the Eastern Foreshore will continue into 2022, including the replacement of the nearby toilet block which is expected to start late 2022.

Project timeline
 
Late 2020 - Town jetty and adjacent groyne removed
 
Late 2020 - Estuary Pool construction commenced
 
Late 2020 - Government Jetty completed
 
Early 2021 - Tuckey Lane Jetty completed
 
Late 2021 – Kwillena Gabi Pool open to the public
 
Early 2022 - Eastern Foreshore South Precinct completion (excluding toilets)
 
Late 2022 - Replacement of Eastern Foreshore toilet block to commence
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.

In addition to the current challenges impacting the construction industry which is causing significant delays in labour and material supply, the remaining works are being deferred due to an exciting development application for the corner of Smart Street and Mandurah Terrace. This decision has been made to ensure that new development ties into the current design and does not impact on the planned works.

Project timeline

Mid 2020 - Works commence

Late 2021 – Phase one (pedestrian mall) of project completed

Mid 2022 – Phase two (shared vehicle/pedestrian access) of project to commence

 

For more information visit our Smart Street Precinct project page

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Funding partners

Australian Government
Government of Western Australia
Peel Development Commission