City of Rockingham
YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION:
2018 – 2019
The City of Rockingham undertook a high quality major redevelopment of the Rockingham Foreshore Precinct including a grassed amphitheatre, a lookout point, “Eat Street” and an expanded Boardwalk with terracing to the beach.
Ertech was awarded Stage One of the revitalisation project which comprised of three main areas; Railway Terrace, the Beach Plaza and the Boardwalk.
Railway Terrace was reorganised to create a pedestrian-friendly shopping and ‘eat street’ experience. Footpaths were widened to allow for new trees and shrubs, public eating pods, bike racks and seating and benches were added. A timber stage was also installed for the “Busker’s Stage” with power, lighting and seating.
The Beach Plaza is the ‘civic heart’ for Rockingham and includes a flexible event pace that can accommodate up to 700 people. New trees provide shaded areas for alfresco dining outside the restaurants with interactive lighting displays and colourful modular furniture and umbrellas to provide a shaded environment.
The Boardwalk features three shaded timber landings which include an accessible terrace from the Beach Bowl end for disability access, colourful lounge seating, rope net climbing frame, shaded concrete slide and climbing wall handles.
The original memorial plaques in the area are now featured along the western terrace walls.
The scope of works included:
- Upgrade to Railway Terrace (between Kent Street and Rockingham Beach Road) to provide a pedestrian-oriented space through reconfigured car parking, significant tree planting, widening of footpaths and reconfiguration of a signalised intersection;
- Major redevelopment of the current beach carpark at the end of Railway Terrace to create a pedestrianised “Beach Plaza”;
- Expansion of the pedestrian / alfresco Boardwalk in front of the cafés and restaurants including coastal protection.