City delivers safety improvements following war memorial concerns

Friday, 7 July 2017

The City of Mandurah has put the finishing touches on Stage Two of the Family Friendly Foreshore project to help tackle safety and crime prevention around the Mandurah War Memorial.

The Family Friendly Foreshore Stage Two project, which commenced in November 2016, aims to deliver a multi-strategy approach including the roll-out of additional CCTV, lighting and space activation in and around the war memorial.

The works included installation of CCTV infrastructure complete with cameras installed within the precinct. The new cameras capture the public space in addition to the war memorial itself.

Much-needed lighting upgrades were installed around the car park and surrounding public area. Additional seats and signage have also been installed within the War Memorial precinct.

Mayor Marina Vergone congratulated the project’s progress, saying the enhancements went a long way towards making the Western Foreshore safer and more inviting.

“The successful projects and infrastructure completed as part of the Family Friendly Foreshore project provide much-needed attention for the Western Foreshore,” she said.

“The Western Foreshore is already a popular destination for tourists and residents, and the popularity will continue to grow, so it’s important that we work now for our future growth of this much-loved space.

“We are pleased to see this project undertaken – it will help tackle safety and crime prevention around the war memorial.”

The project was officially launched today by Mayor Vergone and Federal Member for Canning Mr Andrew Hastie.

The grant-funded Family Friendly Foreshore project has been developed in response to issues highlighted by residents, businesses and WA Police, and works to continue to uphold community safety and crime prevention.

The upgrades were guided by feedback and implemented in consultation with Western Foreshore business owners, Mandurah RSL, WA Police and the City of Mandurah.

This phase follows the successful delivery of the Family Friendly Foreshore project Stage One that saw the installation of lighting, CCTV, artwork, park benches, the very popular Disc Golf course and activation activities on the Western Foreshore.

The City acknowledges the $150,000 funding support under the Community Development Grants Programme and the Australian Government in working together to keep the local community safe.