A new vision for Scarborough
Thank you to everyone who had their say on the Draft Scarborough Master Plan, released for public comment in early 2015. We received a large number of public submissions and while there was strong support for the overall vision, there were some issues raised. Read our responses to some of these issues
A new view
To help us understand the future potential for Scarborough, in 2014 we held workshops with more than 100 local community, business and government groups and undertook an online survey - Scarborough Views - which received almost 3,000 submissions. This helped shape the Scarborough Master Plan.
More places to wine, dine and shop
High quality facilities for visitors and locals
Better management including events and entertainment.
Improved beach access and views
New attractions and family-friendly activities
Scarborough is fun, progressive and pedestrian-friendly.
Flexible planning & land use approach encourages investment.
A destination with great cafes, bars and retail outlets.
The revitalisation of Scarborough will create an exciting new destination for everyone to enjoy, celebrating its status as Perth's most iconic beach and a hallmark of WA's famous beach culture
The Master Plan
The Master Plan outlines the future vision for Scarborough and will help guide its transformation into an iconic beach destination.
Scarborough’s revitalisation will build on its unique identity to create a diverse destination that complements the beachfront and, importantly, broadens its appeal to different visitors during the day and at night, and throughout the year. A contemporary beach destination alive with restaurants, cafés, shopping, entertainment and programmed activities will attract new visitors, local residents, workers and the private investment required to see this exciting new vision for Scarborough realised.
Scarborough's place vision and values
Our vision for Scarborough is supported by a series of values which will guide the transformation of the area from planning and design, through to ongoing place management. It guides the kind of experience that people can expect to have at Scarborough in the future.
The VisionEnhancing our iconic surf and sand through more diverse activities, accessible connections and compelling investment choices to create a contemporary beach experience
EnablingPartnerships and policies work hand-in-hand to make things happen, making Scarborough a place that facilitates investment and leverages opportunity. Embraced by families, residents, businesses and visitors, there is a real sense of community ownership
EnrichingWhere the sun, sea and surf enrich the body and exciting experiences enrich the soul. Alive with gatherings, events and attractions throughout the year, a myriad of activities create wonderful memories
As OneMore than just a beach, it’s a total destination where residential, commercial, entertainment and recreation all come together. Connecting the beachfront, hubs of activity will allow people to move easily around
Remarkable and IconicAs Perth’s primary beachfront destination, this place is not afraid to make a statement. Building on its existing character, it will remain boldly West Australian and uniquely Scarborough
A place for everyone
The centerpiece of the Master Plan is four new foreshore destinations which will create a contemporary, diverse and family-friendly beach experience. These destinations will be supported by a range of wider foreshore upgrades including new and improved beach and recreational facilities, enhanced streetscapes and connections, and more living and business opportunities.
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A fresh approach to development
The Master Plan also outlines a vision for encouraging private investment to help make Scarborough a fantastic place to live, visit and invest. This will facilitate high quality developments that support and enhance Scarborough's unique coastal character.
Some of the principles behind our approach to planning and development include:
A place-focused approach - To create an iconic destination, developments should recognise Scarborough’s setting, display outstanding architecture that celebrates the ocean, sun and light, and create enjoyable, pedestrian-friendly streetscapes.
A mix of land uses - Scarborough is a place where people live and work, as well as a place which people visit to recreate, shop, eat or stay. Developments need to provide a mix of uses to meet these needs including new residential, office, commercial, hospitality and accommodation.
A more flexible planning system - A more responsive planning system will encourage a mix of uses, increase densities in some areas and support a range of new accommodation options, bringing benefits for tourism and the local economy.
An attractive skyline - Buildings should complement the natural land forms. Taller buildings will be focused around West Coast Highway/Scarborough Beach Road and transition down into the surrounding neighbourhood.
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Get closer to the action
Walks along the beach will be even better with new decked walkways, pedestrian promenades and beach lookouts allowing visitors to enjoy our amazing coastline.
Some areas of car parking will be re-configured and this foreshore land put to better use, improving access to the beach and views to the water.
To provide better access to the beach and foreshore attractions, The Esplanade will be extended and two new entry points from West Coast Highway created. This will disperse traffic between multiple intersections along West Coast Highway and help to create a continuous, pedestrian-friendly foreshore boulevard and more coherent beachfront strip.
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Find out more
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