Sandy Cove Park Set to Become a Drawcard for South Yunderup

Published on 11 June 2021

Fixed wooden picnic table and benches and white wooden gazebo among green trees and green lawn overlooking the beach area and wharf

A $250,000 upgrade for South Yunderup’s Sandy Cove Park is set to revitalise the asset into a must-visit attraction.

According to Shire President Cr. David Bolt, the Park will be upgraded to maximise its wharf location, with improved pathways and connectivity to nearby restaurants, shops, sports club and residences.

“The project will deliver a much-needed upgrade, increasing the appeal of Sandy Cove Park for residents and visitors.

“Families will be able to linger longer and local businesses will enjoy increased visitation,” Cr. Bolt said.

New play equipment including swings, slides, sand play and a boat as part of climbing and imaginative play apparatus, will be integrated with seating, picnic tables and a double, accessible barbeque.

A small-event space for weddings, birthdays and other gatherings, will be created with the replacement of the existing gazebo.

Landscaping including new and established trees, lighting and irrigation upgrades, will also form part of the works.

“Construction plans are currently being finalised and quotes acquired, with a view to undertaking works from October to December for a pre-Christmas completion.

“The Sandy Cove Park and Site masterplans were publicly advertised in March and endorsed by Council at its April Council Meeting.

“Community feedback helped ensure a fit-for-purpose asset will be delivered for the community,” Cr. Bolt said.

Upgrades for the boardwalk are proposed as part of the Shire’s 2021-2022 capital works program and investigations into wharf boat use and a cordoned-off swimming area, will be undertaken with the view to incorporating the additions into future wharf upgrade works.

The project is supported by Lotterywest and Alcoa.

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