One of Perth’s most revered coastal destinations Scarborough Beach is about to get a makeover that will ensure it remains a landmark destination for future generations.
To be fair, the architects of this new vision could not ask for a more beautiful coastal stage.
A beach with rolling surf and white sand that could hold its own in any international comparison will soon be the centrepiece of a foreshore redevelopment that will rightly anchor Scarborough as one of Australia’s best beaches.
Perth residents have had an enduring attachment to Scarborough Beach. Back in the 1950s its Snake Pit music and dance venue was ‘the’ place to be and generations of Sandgropers
have plunged into its sparkling surf to escape Perth’s long, hot summers.
In recent years though, Scarborough’s beachfront mantle has dimmed a little with some ageing and ad hoc developments around the foreshore not meeting community expectations. Despite the
downturn, Scarborough remains one of WA’s most popular tourist attractions and in a nod to its economic importance, the State Government, through the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority, and the City of Stirling have joined forces to map out the foreshore’s urban renewal in the Scarborough Master Plan. The plan identified four main precincts along the foreshore, Sunset Hill, Scarborough Square, the Clock Tower and the Beach Hub that will be developed with shops, restaurants, cafes and sheltered seating areas.
They will be linked by landscaped areas and at the Beach Hub, there will be a swimming pool and a redeveloped surf life saving club.
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