Western Australia Minister for Planning John Day
Stage One Works To Commence For Leighton Beach Foreshore
Victor P Taffa
Community amenities, including a picnic area, cycle path, barbeque facilities, landscaping and a safer car park, will soon be built at the Leighton beachfront.
Western Australia Minister for Planning John Day said stage one works of the Leighton Oceanside Parklands Landscape Master Plan would start next Monday, improving public amenity and access to the area.
“This marks the beginning of what will be a significant beachfront proposal that will enhance the currently disused railway marshalling yards and provide regional public and beachfront recreation areas.” Mr. Day said.
“The creation of a new foreshore park will improve access between the coastal urban village and the beach, and increase the existing coastal reserve, resulting in both community and environmental benefits.”
The initial construction program should take about six months to complete.
An amendment to the Metropolitan Region Scheme was passed by State Parliament last year to allow changes to the Leighton Beach foreshore to occur.
Two other major developments, by Mirvac and Multiplex, would be starting in the vicinity at the same time. Along with the master plan works, this may lead to some disruption. However, all parties concerned have put in place pedestrian/traffic management plans and would be working to minimise any inconvenience to the public.