Rockingham rocks new foreshore look for sure

A revitalised, thriving foreshore precinct will breathe new life into beachfront Rockingham in south­west Perth.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the revitalisation of three separate areas of the Rockingham beachfront – the Railway Terrace, Beach Plaza and the Boardwalk – would create a more vibrant, well-connected and pedestrian-friendly foreshore.

“With more accessible and expanded pathways, revamped roads with improved vehicle access, new street furniture, tree planting, public art and better lighting and access to the beachfront, this project has created a more enjoyable and beautiful foreshore for all,” Mr McCormack said.

Senator for Western Australia Matt O’Sullivan, who attended today’s official opening, said the Federal Liberal and Nationals Government’s more than $5 million investment would boost local business opportunities in and around Rockingham.

“With 43 jobs supported during construction and 114 ongoing jobs to be created as a result, this investment will continue to benefit Rockingham as businesses capitalise on greater visitor numbers to the new and improved beachfront,” Senator O’Sullivan said.

Rockingham Mayor Barry Sammels said the beach foreshore revitalisation was one of the most significant projects ever undertaken in the City of Rockingham and that, now complete, it would change the face of the foreshore.

“The improved foreshore precinct will benefit both locals and visitors well into the future and will enable local businesses to capitalise on the Rockingham Beach Foreshore’s unique north-facing beach features and leverage its popularity into even greater success,” Cr Sammels said.

The project was a joint venture with the Federal Liberal and Nationals Government investing $5.7 million under the National Stronger Regions Fund and Roads to Recovery program.