Of shade and jobs

Friday, 7 September 2018


The new shade shelter next to the surf lifesaving club at San Remo Beach has proved to be a hit.

It has been well used by locals and tourists who want a quiet and protected place to take in the beautiful beach environment at San Remo.

This project was funded through the McGowan Government’s Local Projects, Local Jobs initiative delivered by local member for Mandurah, David Templeman MLA

The shade structure was designed by the City of Mandurah Landscape Architect team. The City also contributed $10,000 of the $30,000 cost.

Importantly, the structure was partly constructed out of recycled bridge timbers.

Another important feature of this shelter is the detailed laser cut aluminium, which was done by local fabricators Bouvard Marine. That local businesses benefit from construction funded by the Local Projects, Local Jobs initiative is a key function of this fund.

“Not only does this shelter improve the amenity of this beautiful beach, it has also provided work for a local business and that means supporting local jobs, “said David Templeman.

“This project, while a small one helps us as local business so I am thankful for this type of grant,” said Simon Dummett, owner of Bouvard Marine.

“We get a lot of work from the City of Mandurah, which allows us to employ more people,” he said.

Simon’s partner Sarah Dummett, who also works at Bouvard Marine said the company was proud to be part of local projects that enhance our wonderful city and can be enjoyed by all.

“This Council is committed to supporting local business, which is why I am particularly excited about this special structure, “said Councillor Fred Riebeling.

“This is only one of a number of projects funded through ‘Local Projects Local Jobs’ including upgrades to Tickner Reserve, McLennan Reserve, Halls Head Recreation Centre and seating on the Eastern Foreshore that have improved our community and helped business provide jobs for our young people,” the Councillor said.