Beresford Foreshore activation gets green light

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With the Beresford Foreshore Enhancement Project nearing completion, Council has given the green light to further activation of the area by providing two locations for temporary services or facilities to operate from.

The Foreshore Use and Development Policy was amended by Council at their Meeting on 25 September to include space at Midalia’s Beach for temporary services or facilities and another space at the Dean Street node for multi-use mobile orientated businesses.

City of Greater Geraldton Mayor Shane Van Styn said the inclusion of the two sites in the Policy aligned with community aspirations for low-key activation of the Foreshore.

“In a community survey conducted in 2016, sporting equipment hire or lessons and food and drink outlets ranked 4th and 5th respectively on a list of services or amenities the community said would improve the Beresford Foreshore,” he said.

“Even though the Foreshore has only been partially open since last Thursday, it is already swarming with people walking, jogging or riding bikes along the promenade.

“Who wouldn’t want to enjoy a coffee or snack whilst taking in the fantastic ocean views or treat the kids to some ice cream whilst they are playing on the beach or in the soon to be completed nature playground?”

An Expression of Interest (EOI) for commercial activities for both the Dean Street and Midalia’s Beach locations will be issued in early October.

For more information, please visit the City’s website www.cgg.wa.gov.au