Hon Donna Faragher MEd (Hons) BA (Hons) GradDipEd JP MLC

Hon Donna Faragher MEd (Hons) BA (Hons) GradDipEd JP MLC

Former Minister for Planning; Disability Services

    Community group chosen for Scarborough plan

    23/08/2016 8:30 AM
    • Six community members appointed for Scarborough Community Advisory Group
    • Group to provide feedback for design and planning of road extensions
    • $75.4 million redevelopment of Scarborough foreshore underway 

    Planning Minister Donna Faragher has appointed six community members to a new advisory group to provide local input into road extensions proposed in the Scarborough Master Plan.


    Mrs Faragher said major redevelopment projects often involved challenging planning and development, and community consultation was a key step in achieving the right solutions.


    "I am pleased to invite these six residents, business owners and environmental representatives to work alongside the Liberal National Government and the City of Stirling to help plan and design the north and south extensions of The Esplanade," she said.


    Construction of the $75.4 million Scarborough foreshore redevelopment is underway, with demolition of the former surf club and community centre complete and the appointment of a lead contractor expected in the coming weeks.


    The Minister said major foreshore works would start in September, with the first new beachfront destination - Sunset Hill - expected to open in mid-2017.


    "Scarborough will become one of Australia's best beachfront precincts while also offering improved amenity and more choices for the local community," she said.


    "The road extensions will help improve traffic flow and accessibility in and around the Scarborough foreshore.  They are not part of the current works scope and require a further 18 months to two years of planning and approvals, starting with a detailed design process which the community advisory group will provide feedback on.


    "There was a strong response to the call for nominations and I am confident the input from the community advisory group will help deliver the best outcomes for the redevelopment of Scarborough."


    Fact File

    • The community advisory group will be chaired by North Metropolitan Region MLC Liz Behjat and will include representatives from the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority and the City of Stirling
    • Members of the community can lodge submissions for consideration by the group via email at scarboroughcommunity@mra.wa.gov.au
    • The Scarborough redevelopment is being funded by the State Government ($48 million) and the City of Stirling ($27.4 million)
    • For more information, visit http://www.mra.wa.gov.au  

    Minister's office - 6552 5300




    North Metropolitan Region MLC Liz Behjat - chairwoman

    Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority representative James Hewitt

    Mark Irwin, councillor, City of Stirling

    Wayne Bowen, chairman, Scarborough Beach Association

    Rae Kolb, convenor, Stirling Natural Environment Coastcare group

    Mike Banning, Scarborough resident

    Trisha Lee, chairwoman, Scarborough Primary School board

    Greg Tate, Scarborough resident

    David Bryant, retired principal and surf club member


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