South East Dawesville Foreshore Master Plan

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Thank you for your interest in the South East Dawesville Foreshore. Plans for Stage 2 and 3 of the foreshore upgrade are now available to view.

As a city built in nature, not on nature, we strive to create accessible and welcoming spaces for our community that preserve and celebrate Mandurah’s unique environment.

The South East Dawesville Foreshore upgrade presents a significant opportunity to provide quality open space that meets these needs in Mandurah’s southern corridor.

To guide the future of this space, we’ve created the South East Dawesville Foreshore Master Plan. This plan was created from invaluable feedback collected during consultations in 2019.

Since then, staff have been working on developing detailed plans for each stage of the upgrade and we're excited to share these with you now.


What’s next?

Stage 1 works include providing water supply to the site and will be completed by mid-2024.

Stage 2 and 3 of the upgrade will focus on the main recreation and play areas including new playground equipment and fencing, shelters and seating, BBQ and picnic areas, exercise equipment, improved pathway connections, educational signage, revegetation planting and additional car parking.

These elements aim to improve the connection to the estuary environment and provide enhanced opportunities to play, relax, and get together with family and friends. Equipment will be chosen in colours to harmonise with the surrounding environment alongside native plantings which reflect the environment of greater Dawesville area.

Construction on Stage 2 will begin in the 24/25 financial year with Stage 3 to be completed in the following year.


How to get involved

View the Stage 2 and 3 plans now and share any feedback in the forum below.
Chat with City staff about the plans:
Join a drop-in session at the RSL Club, Port Bouvard Recreation and Sporting Club, 1 Thisbe Drive, Dawesville on May 10, 3 - 5pm.
There’ll be a free sausage sizzle, so bring the family along and have your say!
RSVP now.

The City is committed to minimising the impact of these works on the community. If you have any further questions or comments visit the forum below or contact us at 9550 3777 or email Landscape.services@mandurah.wa.gov.au.




Project History

The construction of the Dawesville Cut in 1994 resulted in fill from the construction being used to create a new foreshore area along the Harvey Estuary. The South East Dawesville Foreshore is the area bordered by Thisbe Drive and Estuary Road, Caddadup Reserve and the Dawesville Channel.

Community consultation for the creation of a developed foreshore public open space area began in March 2019. This consultation formed the basis of the Dawesville Channel South East Foreshore Masterplan, which was approved by Council in 2019.

Community feedback helped identify key focus areas for the development of this site. These focus areas include:

  • Family-friendly Spaces
  • Accessibility
  • Water Activation
  • Land Activation
  • Improved Amenities
  • Environment

Each of these focus areas will guide the development of a foreshore with a unique "Dawesville feel' reflecting the community and environment around it.

Find out more about previous community consultations by viewing the consultation summary.

Thank you for your interest in the South East Dawesville Foreshore. Plans for Stage 2 and 3 of the foreshore upgrade are now available to view.

As a city built in nature, not on nature, we strive to create accessible and welcoming spaces for our community that preserve and celebrate Mandurah’s unique environment.

The South East Dawesville Foreshore upgrade presents a significant opportunity to provide quality open space that meets these needs in Mandurah’s southern corridor.

To guide the future of this space, we’ve created the South East Dawesville Foreshore Master Plan. This plan was created from invaluable feedback collected during consultations in 2019.

Since then, staff have been working on developing detailed plans for each stage of the upgrade and we're excited to share these with you now.


What’s next?

Stage 1 works include providing water supply to the site and will be completed by mid-2024.

Stage 2 and 3 of the upgrade will focus on the main recreation and play areas including new playground equipment and fencing, shelters and seating, BBQ and picnic areas, exercise equipment, improved pathway connections, educational signage, revegetation planting and additional car parking.

These elements aim to improve the connection to the estuary environment and provide enhanced opportunities to play, relax, and get together with family and friends. Equipment will be chosen in colours to harmonise with the surrounding environment alongside native plantings which reflect the environment of greater Dawesville area.

Construction on Stage 2 will begin in the 24/25 financial year with Stage 3 to be completed in the following year.


How to get involved

View the Stage 2 and 3 plans now and share any feedback in the forum below.
Chat with City staff about the plans:
Join a drop-in session at the RSL Club, Port Bouvard Recreation and Sporting Club, 1 Thisbe Drive, Dawesville on May 10, 3 - 5pm.
There’ll be a free sausage sizzle, so bring the family along and have your say!
RSVP now.

The City is committed to minimising the impact of these works on the community. If you have any further questions or comments visit the forum below or contact us at 9550 3777 or email Landscape.services@mandurah.wa.gov.au.




Project History

The construction of the Dawesville Cut in 1994 resulted in fill from the construction being used to create a new foreshore area along the Harvey Estuary. The South East Dawesville Foreshore is the area bordered by Thisbe Drive and Estuary Road, Caddadup Reserve and the Dawesville Channel.

Community consultation for the creation of a developed foreshore public open space area began in March 2019. This consultation formed the basis of the Dawesville Channel South East Foreshore Masterplan, which was approved by Council in 2019.

Community feedback helped identify key focus areas for the development of this site. These focus areas include:

  • Family-friendly Spaces
  • Accessibility
  • Water Activation
  • Land Activation
  • Improved Amenities
  • Environment

Each of these focus areas will guide the development of a foreshore with a unique "Dawesville feel' reflecting the community and environment around it.

Find out more about previous community consultations by viewing the consultation summary.

  • Community Drop-in (May 10, 2024)

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    Plans for Stage 2 and 3 of the foreshore upgrade have now been completed. Chat with us about the plans and share your feedback at a community drop-in on May 10, 3-5pm at the RSL Club, Port Bouvard Recreation and Sporting Club on 1 Thisbe Drive Dawesville.

    With a free sausage sizzle, it will be a fun, family-friendly event for the whole community and a great chance to have your say on an important community space. RSVP now.

    You can also share your feedback in the forum here on Mandurah Matters.

  • Project Update December 2022

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    Thank you to everyone who was involved in the community engagement program for this project and who gave their time and ideas to form a Master Plan for the South East Dawesville Channel Foreshore.

    The final plan was endorsed by Council at its August 2019 meeting. Please find a copy of the final here for your information.

    Currently, the Civil Engineers in the Technical Services department are now working behind the scenes on designing the additional carpark which leads off the existing carpark at the intersection of Thisbe Drive and Estuary Road.

    A feasibility report to expand the recycled water supply scheme from the previously commissioned Ocean Road Ovals water supply has been completed. The recycled water supply design is focusing on supplying fit-for-purpose water to all existing Southport Public Open Space and the future South-East Dawesville Public Open Space.

    The carpark and water connection will be installed in next financial year 2023/24, with the Landscape Services team also undertaking design development for the remainder of the works as per the Masterplan.

    If you have any queries or questions regarding the South East Dawesville Channel Foreshore Master Plan, please do not hesitate to contact the Project Team.

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