Works on the Rockingham Beach Foreshore Revitalisation is progressing well.
The new-look Railway Terrace will remain open at all times, with intermittent works taking place to complete the above-ground furniture and landscaping.
The Beach Plaza and Boardwalk to Val Street will have staged fencing, with construction tailored to minimise the impact.
Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times with nearby on-street parking available, as well as carparks at Flinders Lane, Wanliss Street, behind the Gary Holland Community Centre and Rockingham Museum.
Drone Footage at 31 May 2019
Things to look out for in June 2019
- Completion of terrace walls on beach and footings for bespoke furniture (slide, net seating and colourful benches)
- Installation of timber decking and preparation for paving
Beach Plaza (adjacent to Churchill Park)
- Paving and underground infrastructure to continue towards Churchill Park
- Construction of terrace walls at beach bowl (insitu)
- Completion of concrete works to lookout
- Completion of “Eat Pods” roof and electrical works
- Preparation for final landscaping
Patterson Road – Kent Street – Parkin Street – Railway Terrace intersection
- Telecommunication works in preparation for the installation of the left turn slip lane from Patterson Road into Parkin Street.
About this project
The Rockingham Beach Foreshore Revitalisation Stage One is all about bringing our fantastic natural assets of Churchill Park, Bell Park and Rockingham Beach together with the local businesses in the area to create a vibrant, dynamic and fun place for all people in the City of Rockingham.
Included in the design is a grassed amphitheatre facing the beach, a lookout point, Eat Street, and expanded Boardwalk with terracing to the beach.
Detailed design of Stage One of the Rockingham Beach Foreshore Revitalisation project includes the following areas:
- Railway Terrace
- The Beach Plaza (Railway Terrace between Harrison Street and the beach)
- The Boardwalk (between Railway Terrace and Val Street Jetty)
The aims of Stage One of the Rockingham Beach Foreshore Revitalisation Project are to:
- develop a vibrant, well connected and pedestrian friendly foreshore
- encourage visitors from within and outside of Rockingham to visit the foreshore
- stimulate opportunities to support the local economy and business
- create a place that is sensitive to the natural features and unique foreshore environment and its many uses.
Frequently asked questions
The City of Rockingham has developed a Frequently Asked Questions information sheet to assist you with understanding the project and its potential impact.
|Name||Type||Size and Format|
|Frequently Asked Questions||Information Sheet||PDF 447 kb|
|1||Monday 30 July 2018 to Friday 7 December 2018||Heavy engineering works which includes roadworks and coastal protection along with services including drainage, electrical, water and irrigation.|
|2||Saturday 8 December 2018 to Sunday 17 February 2019||Summer break will see the site open to the public with construction offices, equipment and most fencing removed from site.|
The City’s major events including New Year’s Eve and Australia Day will continue as usual.
The site will be incomplete although fully accessible and safe for all to enjoy.
|3||Monday 18 February 2019 to Monday 30 September 2019||The construction contractor returns to site to complete works. This will include installation of trees, landscaping, furniture, lighting, paving and timber deck.|
Parking options are available at:
- Railway Terrace
- Rockingham Beach Road
- Val Street
- Behind the shops on both sides of Kent Street (between Gary Holland Centre and Railway Terrace)
- Museum Carpark (corner Kent Street/Flinders Lane)
- Flinders Lane/Wanliss Street carparks.
To receive all the latest information on the project, please sign up to Rock Port and select “New Infrastructure Projects” as an interest.
Council endorsement of the detailed design
Council endorsed the Rockingham Beach Foreshore Revitalisation Stage One detailed design at the Council meeting on 22 August 2017. The endorsed design can be viewed in the table below.
In keeping with the amended budget, synergistic projects involving construction of sea defences and modification of road intersections have now been included in this project and their budget combined with the budget for the foreshore project.
Construction for this project commenced Monday 30 July 2018 with anticipated completion being 30 September 2019.
|Name||Type||Size and Format|
|Detailed Design||Information Sheet||PDF 19.3MB|
The project is jointly funded by the Australian Government (via a National Stronger Regions Fund grant) and the City of Rockingham.
Letters have been sent to all known addresses for the custodians of memorial plaques at the Rockingham Beach Foreshore, advising that their memorial plaques have been removed and stored by the contractors. Once the project is complete the plaques will be placed on the new wall nearby the original location.
In 2015 the City developed a Master Plan for the Rockingham Beach Foreshore. Through extensive community consultation, the Master Plan identified the following ambitions:
- Provide an innovative upgrade that retains the best elements of the existing foreshore
- Be focused on activation of these areas following construction
- Integrate foreshore businesses and the parks area into a seamless whole
- Provide reasons unique to the region and Western Australia for people to want to visit the Rockingham Beach Foreshore
- Provide a high quality space and environment that residents of Rockingham can be proud of
- Incorporate a strong point of difference to other beachside developments, particularly in the region, but also across Australia and
- Bring to life the stories inherent in the local heritage through design of its elements. This includes Garden Island Naval Base, Rockingham’s maritime history, and local Waakal beliefs.
Visit the projects map to learn more about other projects and developments happening in the City.
Drone Footage Gallery
December 2018 (during Summer Shutdown)
May 2018 (Pre-construction)