New look foreshore opened at Binalup / Middleton Beach

Published on Wednesday, 12 January 2022 at 9:35:58 AM

City of Albany has officially opened the upgraded Binalup / Middleton Beach Foreshore following a nine million dollar redevelopment with funding support provided by the Federal and State Governments together with the City of Albany.

Stage one of the project involved applying coastal protection measures to the foreshore in order to protect the site and allow for the precinct development.

This included a revetment sea wall to assist in preserving the coastline during extreme storm events, stormwater drainage and a concrete wave deflector.

Stage two of the project focused on the public realm and included the development of a promenade between Ellen Cove and Emu Point, new footpath connections, upgraded car park, beach showers and drink fountains.

The project also includes local artist Jhodi Bennet’s mural at Ellen Cove as well as additional local artwork on infrastructure across the precinct.

Mayor of Albany Dennis Wellington said the Binalup / Middleton Beach Foreshore is a world-class beach front location.

“Binalup / Middleton Beach is an icon of Albany. Families have picnicked on the grass, played sport on the sand and swam in the beautiful ocean for generations,” he said.

“These upgrades will ensure the longevity of the space for future families, provide a welcoming and vibrant atmosphere for visitors and increase traffic to local businesses.

“With Development WA in the process of producing six mixed-use Duettes and a 4-star hotel in the precinct, there is more to look forward to for Binalup / Middleton Beach.”

Chief Executive Officer Andrew Sharpe said he is proud of the redevelopment and creation of the public spaces.

“Our contractors and staff have worked tirelessly to deliver a project of a very high standard for the entire community to enjoy,” he said.

“Thank you to the Federal and State Governments for their support in growing our Binalup / Middleton Beach precinct.”

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