Novara Foreshore facelift to include WA first

Friday, 21 April 2017

The popular Novara Foreshore is undergoing a facelift following extensive community input.

The City of Mandurah has commenced work on the redevelopment of the Novara Foreshore Reserve, located adjacent to Dampier Avenue in Falcon.

Extensive community feedback has informed the final design which will include space for informal recreation, paths, seating and interpretive signage. A focus will also be on environmental improvements such as management of storm water and revegetation of the foreshore to increase wildlife habitat, reduce erosion, and create a buffer from wind and waves.

A major feature of the Novara Foreshore Master Plan is the new adventure playground. The area will incorporate a combination of ‘off the shelf’ equipment combined with custom built nature play features. The new playground will include a 6m high climbing structure, accessible swings, and, in a first for WA, a Miram which is a skate-style play element for older children/youth.

Two fitness nodes will also be installed. These areas will include various fitness equipment items including leg press, butterfly press, chin-ups, plyometric box jumps, trapeze rings and pull up bar.

The new equipment will offer a range of physical, sensory and creative experiences for all ages and abilities.

The upgrades are designed to meet the growing community needs whilst respecting the environmental values of this estuary-side location.

The works being undertaken will add to the existing recreational facilities that include a boat ramp, jetties and a low impact canoe launch point.

The redevelopment project is a staged development that will be completed by 2020.

Check out an example of the Miram play equipment being installed - the first of its kind in Western Australia. View here.