27/04/1999 - 22:00

Contest signals major development

27/04/1999 - 22:00

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THE recent controversial ideas design competition by the City of Stirling will be the prelude to a multi-million development on the Scarborough foreshore to attract tourists and more visitors.

Contest signals major development
THE recent controversial ideas design competition by the City of Stirling will be the prelude to a multi-million development on the Scarborough foreshore to attract tourists and more visitors.

This could involve the construction of new parks, redesigning roads, with additional three-to-four storey residential and commercial buildings.

The selection of finalists for the $60,000 prize for the competition will reach its final stage in the next few weeks when judges announce the winner and proposed idea.

While a Stirling spokesman declined to comment on the extent of capital expenditure likely to be involved in the project, it was suggested the next stage of the plan would be for a consultant to be appointed.

The consultant will then review and implement a proposed design for the redevelopment of the Scarborough area.

The revamping plan, to be implemented after approval by the WA Planning Commission under the Metropolitan Region Scheme, could take between six to nine months.

The design proposal to be implemented will set the scene for the next 10 to 20 years.

The next stage for Stirling is to set a budget, and decide on implementation.

For the competition, as many as 20 entries were received from urban designers, architects, town planners, businesses, rate payer groups and residents.

Some included architect’s impression of landscape, boulevard and jetty featured around the present clock tower, located on The Esplanade at the extension of Scarborough Beach Road.

The spokesman suggested the planned redevelopment was being made to upgrade the foreshore and beach area to attract more visitors and tourists.

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