New road to access beach in Eglinton

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The extension of Viridian Blvd extension will give residents and visitors easy access to the beach.

A NEW road allowing direct access to the beach in Eglinton opened to the public on Saturday, July 28.

Part of a $4 million foreshore development project the Viridian Blvd extension will give Amberton Beach estate residents and visitors easy access to the beach.

A 67-bay car park and interim pedestrian beach access also opened to the public the same day.

The foreshore project will also eventually include a planned café and bar overlooking the beach, a beachside playground and stairway leading onto the beach.

Stockland WA general manager Col Dutton said construction of the road to the coast, beach car park and pedestrian access took six months to complete and was an important component of the overall project.

“Work on the beachside playground and stairs is on track to be completed by November, just in time for summer.”

“The playground area will include three outdoor showers, a barbecue and shelter, seating and a separate enclosed playground for toddlers.’’

Mr Dutton said the café was expected to be completed by mid-2019.