Lagoon beach access due to open soon

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Some Yanchep Lagoon projects such as pedestrian access, the surf club and car park are still to be completed. Picture: Anita McInnes

THE City of Wanneroo plans to have the northern part of the Yanchep Surf Life Saving Club car park open to the public by mid-December.

Mayor Tracey Roberts said construction of the northern portion of the surf life saving club car park started in mid-October.

Cr Roberts said the city planned to upgrade the existing temporary pedestrian staircase to the Lagoon Beach by late November, including removal of the existing temporary pedestrian stair access.

She said the refurbishment of the toilet block at Fisherman’s Hollow, was now complete and the building had reopened to the public.

“As part of the overall Yanchep foreshore upgrade, the renovation includes new male, female and disabled toilets, new walls, sinks and a roof restoration,’’ she said.

“The facility has also been made flood proof, with upgrades to external drainage.

“The original mosaic – a local artist’s depiction of Fisherman’s Hollow – is currently being restored, and will be returned by the end of the year.

“Re-scoping of the outstanding work on the new Yanchep Surf Life Saving Club is currently underway, with public tender advertising for the project planned for mid-November 2016.

“The car park adjacent to the surf club building will be completed by the new builder.

The previous contract with DGX Construction was terminated in late September due to a substantial departure from the approved construction program without reasonable cause.

She said a new operator for the Yanchep Beach Café was expected to start trading within the next few weeks.

“The city is finalising lease arrangements, and required maintenance, following a two-week advertising period on the proposal to award a six-month lease to Bernardo Alidi – Orion Café Pty Ltd.

“No public submissions were received on the lease proposal.

“The broader strategic review of the Brazier Rd site is underway, and includes an evaluation of the whole precinct, including the existing cafe building and the potential for the redevelopment of the old Yanchep Surf Club building.

“The review will form part of a report to the council’s mid-year budget review in January.’’

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