The newly revitalised Rockingham Beach Foreshore was officially opened on Thursday 26 September 2019, with the City of Rockingham hosting a ceremony to mark the occasion.
As one of the most significant projects ever undertaken by the City, stage one of the $15.75 million Rockingham Beach Foreshore Revitalisation comprised three main areas with works taking place on Railway Terrace, the Beach Plaza and the Boardwalk.
To formally signal the opening of the revitalised foreshore precinct, City of Rockingham Mayor Barry Sammels was joined by Senator Matt O’Sullivan, the Honourable Simon O’Brien MLC, fellow councillors and members of the Aboriginal Advisory Group.
Mayor Barry Sammels said the opening of the revitalised foreshore was a landmark moment in the City’s history.
The Rockingham Beach Foreshore Revitalisation was an exciting and long awaited enhancement to the City’s most popular location,” Mayor Sammels said.
“The official opening ceremony was an opportunity to celebrate the beginning of a new era at the Foreshore as well as being a chance to honour the long standing connection that Nyoongar people have with this beautiful area.
“The City gratefully acknowledges the Australian Government’s contribution of funding through the National Stronger Regions Fund and also thanks civil engineering contractor Ertech, the landscape design team from Place Laboratory and the City’s own staff for delivering the project.”
A special two-day Foreshore Celebration will be held for the community on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 October 2019. The event will be held in conjunction with the launch of the Castaways Sculpture Awards exhibition and will feature free entertainment and activities for people of all ages.