Council endorsed the footprint for the proposed Stage 3 and Stage 4 Ridley Place Foreshore Master Plan project at its June Ordinary Council meeting.
To accommodate the proposed kiosk/restaurant/toilet facility the relocation of an existing Shire owned freehold parcel of land (Lot 5 Old Coast Road) and a tender for design and construction of a nature-based playground will be progressed.
Further development of a café/restaurant model will also be investigated to determine the most viable delivery option.
Harvey Shire Chief Executive Officer Annie Riordan has advised in the revised proposed development plan, approved by Council, the proposed building has been moved closer to the estuary and a reconfigured path network has been included to incorporate the proposed new building footprint.
Ms Riordan said the proposal will also include bike parking, extended grass areas, a possible solar charging bench, BBQs and picnic tables. She said a half basketball court, interpretive centre and RV dump point was also under consideration.
Ms Riordan further indicated that as the existing playground’s rubber softfall at the foreshore has deteriorated and needs to be replaced, the first priority is to progress the planning and implementation of a new play area.
Staff will soon progress the preparation of a design and construct tender for a play area that will include key elements including nature play and conventional play elements, including accessible elements, and an iconic play feature.
Ridley Place Master Plan Concepts