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Public views sought for Scarborough’s future

4 December 2013

  • Public invited to have their say on revitalisation of Scarborough Beach 
  • Nearly $60million to provide public facilities and foster private development
  • Revitalisation project will create a nationally significant beachfront precinct


Planning Minister John Day has invited the public to have their say on the look of the new Scarborough Beach via a new website launched today.  

Scarborough Views’ is an online tool that can be accessed on any computer, smartphone or tablet and prompts users to complete a series of questions about what they like, don’t like and what improvements they want to see in the area. 

Mr Day said no idea was too big or too small and encouraged the community, tourists and visitors to take part in planning for the beachfront precinct.

“For generations, West Australians have had a love affair with Scarborough and its beach lifestyle,” he said.

“Now we want the public’s help to make Scarborough an even better place to live, work and visit. All ideas are welcome and can include practical things such as more shade, seating and recreational facilities, new attractions or single big ideas to really put the beach on the map.

“All ideas and feedback submitted through the ‘Scarborough Views’ website will be considered in the development of the Scarborough master plan.”

The Minister said short-term improvements were expected to be completed in time for the Australian Surf Life Saving Championships in March 2014.

“The installation of free Wi-Fi, new lighting on the clock tower and a bronze public art piece to honour the history and importance of surf life saving will be in place early next year,” he said.   

“The nearly $60million revitalisation of Scarborough will draw on the beachfront’s unique identity to create a dynamic destination with a range of restaurants, cafes and shops, as well as daytime and evening events and activities for people of all ages.”  

Mr Day said the City of Stirling had previously considered a range of options for redeveloping the foreshore and that all feedback received would build on the good work done to date. 

Fact File

  • $30million from the State Government and nearly $30million from the City of Stirling.
  • The project will be delivered by the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority, in collaboration with the City of Stirling.
  • The master plan will be finalised by mid-2014, with works to commence shortly after.
  • Online tool is available at www.scarboroughviews.com.au until January 6, 2014      
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