DEVELOPMENT plans for the beachfront land around the Capricorn coastal node, which is the centrepiece of the redevelopment of the former Club Capricorn Resort, have been lodged with City of Wanneroo and the Department of Planning.
Capricorn Beach estate project director Jarrod Rendell said the development would bring a new lease of life to a popular beach, which had been a favourite spot for Yanchep residents for many years.
“The Capricorn Yanchep development team and the project consultants have been finalising the plans for the future development of the Capricorn coastal node that brings together about 18 months of work into a vision for a relaxed and inclusive coastal recreation and precinct,’’ he said.
Mr Rendell said the applications include a foreshore management plan setting out a management plan for the coast in front of Capricorn over the next 100 years, along with the first subdivision plan and detail landscaping plans for the feature Capricorn coastal node park.
“A key feature of the redevelopment of the area is retaining many of the large mature trees and the undulating topography of the site – two aspects that are unique and iconic to the Yanchep beachfront area.
“The entry road to the beachfront area will be developed to reflect an arrival into a national park with the road passing through a canopy of large mature trees that exist along the existing private road down to the beachfront.
“In addition, the foreshore park will create a whole new experience for the Yanchep community to enjoy a relaxed and natural beachfront area with a feature playground, and large grassed areas for picnics and even community events and concerts.
“This parkland area will be complimented in the future with beachfront development including mixed-use medium density residential development and a new tourism facility with conference, wedding and family-style accommodation.
“While development of the initial stages of the redevelopment will commence in early 2018, it is expected that all the development surrounding the Capricorn coastal node will be on-going over the next 5-7 years, complimenting the development of the local neighbourhood retail village precinct on Two Rocks Rd, and the remaining single and medium density residential development within the project.
“The entry road to the Capricorn coastal node will eventually link all the way from the new Yanchep city centre railway station, through the Capricorn neighbourhood village centre and down to the coastal node beachfront park, with public transport and pedestrian friendly shady paths.’’