Residents and visitors to DevelopmentWA's Shoreline estate at North Coogee will enjoy a raft of quality new community facilities and activities after the opening today of more than 8,000sqm of landscaped parkland.
Located alongside Salt Lane, Shoreline’s new Innovation through Demonstration medium-density precinct, the parkland – part of 3.5ha of quality public open space set to be delivered within the area – includes kick-about space, shaded areas, picnic tables and benches, barbeque and a boardwalk.
A centrepiece of the new parkland is an elevated picnic deck with barbeque facilities and boardwalk providing expansive views over the kick-abut space below. Framing the picnic area is a large mature Erythrina tree, transplanted as part of the development of the new public open space offering immediate shade.
DevelopmentWA Chief Executive Frank Marra said the new park further added to the quality amenity and community facilities available to the growing number of residents calling Shoreline home.
“With more than 30 houses now completed at Shoreline, and others under construction, this new coastal community is continuing to grow – and the release of new opportunities in our Salt Lane precinct in the coming months will see the resident population increase again,” he said.
“The new space complements the parkland opened as part of Stage 1 at Shoreline in 2016, which includes exercise equipment and a nature play area, and has been hugely popular with residents and visitors alike.”
In addition to its community and recreational benefits, the new parkland plays an important role in water management at Shoreline.
Formerly a drainage swale – a sunken area that collects stormwater runoff – the site was fitted with underground storage tanks, allowing it to be re-purposed into parkland.
“By taking this approach, we were able to transform what had been an unusable area of the estate into a fantastic new community asset for the benefit of residents,” said Mr Marra.
City of Cockburn Mayor Logan Howlett said the new parklands were an outstanding addition to the growing community at Shoreline.
“The public open space being provided in this next stage of LandCorp’s Shoreline development provides a great array of outside activities for families to share time together while getting that vital exercise and exposure to fresh air provided by coastal living – and of course the Fremantle Doctor,” he said.
“The City encourages healthy lifestyle choices and this space provides for both passive and active play spaces for the growing Shoreline family.”
The 47ha Shoreline precinct is the first to be developed as part of the Cockburn Coast Redevelopment Area, and will ultimately provide up to 2,500 new homes for approximately 5,000 people.
Located just ten minutes from the port city of Fremantle, Shoreline combines urban style with coastal living. On completion, it will include a primary school and provide over 10,000sqm of retail and commercial space, supporting 780 jobs.