A concept design for the proposed Omeo Park ablution amenities in North Coogee is ready for final feedback from the community.
We asked the community to share its aspirations for this much needed facility last May and about 250 people, most local residents and regular users of the North Coogee coast, provided vital feedbck to help shape the project.
The consultation showed people wanted a design that was attractive, simple and modern, unobtrusive, low impact, practical, accessible, safe and secure.
Now we want locals to check out the concept design at Comment on Cockburn
and let us know if it will meet community needs, after a Council decision last July approved a facility be built in the north western corner of Omeo Park.
A survey is available for respondents to fill in and submit, a community drop-in session is planned for 7.30-11.30am Saturday 20 March at Omeo Park and one-on-one appointments to discuss the project are also available.
The comment period closes at 4pm Thursday 8 April.
The facility will provide public restrooms for visitors to the North Coogee coastline, particularly the popular Coogee Maritime Trail and Omeo shipwreck.
The design includes seating, storage, accessible toilets, showers, a hard stand to allow potential temporary food van/hospitality services and a separate shade structure with views across the ocean to Woodman Point and Garden Island.
A planted rooftop garden will help the building blend in to its surrounding landscape, especially when viewed from nearby multi-level apartments.
The amenity facilities will compliment additional public car parking proposed to the immediate north of the site as part of a separate project in the future.
An initial concept was presented to the City of Cockburn’s independent Design Review Panel and some recommended changes were then incorporated into the current draft concept.
Once the community has provided feedback on the draft design, its proposed construction is scheduled for 2022, subject to budget allocations.
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