Go-head for Mandurah’s much-anticipated cultural hub facelift

Thursday, 13 April 2017

Works have commenced on the long-awaited Mandjar Square Redevelopment.

The Mandjar Square public open space area is located in the heart of Mandurah’s cultural hub between the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre, Reading Cinemas and the Boardwalk. It provides a space for events and activity, and provides a link between the Boardwalk and Mandurah Ocean Marina precinct.

The infrastructure and landscape treatments within the area have deteriorated over the 20 years it has been in existence and now requires upgrading. The layout and amenity also requires improving to
create a flexible community space to meet the community’s growing needs.

The $2M Mandjar Square Redevelopment project will be undertaken in four stages.

Stage one will take around eight weeks to complete and will include work on underground services including water and power, and improvements to lighting and pavement in the area.

Last week work started on the project consisting mainly of stormwater demolition work and improvements of existing stormwater infrastructure. Once this work is complete, the area will be fully reinstated in time for the City of Mandurah’s premier art festival, Stretch Arts Festival on May 6 and 7.

After the festival, the second part of the stage one works will commence consisting of the removal of lighting, bollards, existing paving and the existing timber decking around the trees; provision for services (water and electrical); and the installation of new lighting, paving and a grassed area. The works are limited to the existing paved area.

There will be provision for pedestrian access at all times, however vehicle traffic will not be able to access this area during the works. The City is working with surrounding businesses to minimise any inconvenience caused.

Once complete, the redevelopment will provide a vibrant, flexible community space that the city’s cultural precinct needs.

The project is part of the bigger waterfront revitalisation vision for the much-visited city centre and foreshore precinct.