Aerial photo of Scarborough foreshore early evening
Category
News
Date
1 December 2017

Scarborough redevelopment steaming towards summer

  • Scarborough

Scarborough works are in full swing as activating the foreshore gets a boost with a $50,000 grant awarded to Scarborough Beach Association (SBA).

Planning Minister Rita Saffioti visited Scarborough Beach on the first day of summer to inspect the foreshore works and award the grant to SBA.

The grant will support reactivation of the foreshore after an intense 14-month redevelopment works program, including the return of the popular Scarborough Christmas Carols and the new Scarborough Sunset Markets.

Minister Saffioti said she was pleased to announce a further $50,000 in State Government funding to support local businesses and help reactivate the Scarborough foreshore.

“These funds build on the small business relief package issued earlier this year. The McGowan Government is supporting small businesses and has worked to ensure that an active summer events program is in place for the new look Scarborough which thousands of visitors are sure to enjoy.’

The Minister also announced The Esplanade would be fully reopened to traffic in both directions from Monday 4 December 2017, in time for the carols on Sunday, 10 December and the launch of the weekly markets on Thursday, 14 December.

During her visit, the Minster confirmed planning approval for a 12-storey development on the corner of Brighton Road and The Esplanade. Comprising 36 dwellings with affordable housing and food and beverage tenancies, the $19.5million development is the largest approved under the State’s planning scheme and demonstrates investor confidence in Scarborough.

“The combination of public and private investment in this well-loved community will see significant investment in one of Australia’s best tourist destinations for years to come, delivering new living, employment and entertainment opportunities for locals and visitors alike.”