Coogee Beach Reserve upgrades

Project Status

In progress

Project Type

Infrastructure & Buildings

Timeline

Start: Mid 2018 Finish: Mid 2020

Budget

$500k

Improvements to the Coogee Beach Reserve are now in their third phase. Phases one and two of the adopted masterplan involved:
  • putting overhead powerlines outside the café underground, and
  • expanding the Coogee Beach Surf Life Saving Club car park
Phase three (2018-19) will improve the quality of the outside areas around the café at Coogee Beach Reserve and the presentation of the entrance into the reserve.

The works detailed below will be subject to consultation.
Disabled access to the jetty is currently poorly provided for.  
Accessible bays are located next to the café at the entrance to the car park, where traffic and wheelchairs easily come into conflict. 
The existing accessible parking bays are also set at a lower level than the café, meaning wheelchair users and people with mobility limitations have to make an extra effort to get to the cafe. 
  • The new works will remodel the path over the dunes to the beach and redirect the path to the northern side of the cafe. 
  • Accessible parking bays will be relocated close to the lawn north of the café. These bays will enable wheelchair users to access the jetty via the new long and gentle ramp over the dunes.  
  • The café and parkland will be accessed via a new level path around the eastern side of the cafe.
  • The parkland south of the café is currently blocked from café patrons by raised walled planters.  These will be removed and tuart trees, like those on the northern side of the café, will be planted to shade a new seating area between the café and the playground. 
  • The northern side of the café will be upgraded with a timber deck and low hedge to provide a higher quality dining experience.  
  • The entrance into the reserve from Cockburn Road will also be improved with stone paving like that seen at Port Coogee Marina, and extensive shrub planting either side of the entrance. 
  • Pedestrian islands in the centre of Cockburn Road will be improved and a new island will be created in the centre of the entry drive so that cyclists can cross without conflicting with cars entering and leaving the reserve.
  • Phase four (2019-20) will include improving the car parks and lawn south of the Café. The City will also be looking at moving the entrance into the reserve to a new position south of the tennis courts so that caravan park traffic doesn’t have to pass through the park. This will allow the existing car park to be expanded over the existing caravan entrance road. 
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