Foreshore plan passed
A YANCHEP foreshore management plan will guide the development and conservation of a 23.8ha parcel of land beside the former Club Capricorn resort site.
Wanneroo Council recently approved the draft Capricorn Yanchep Foreshore Management Plan and sent a copy to the WA Planning Commission for its information.
The plan, submitted by Strategen on behalf of landowner Capricorn Village Joint Venture in March 2017, aims to protect the environment while allowing development of recreational facilities and beach access along the 1.3km stretch of the foreshore. It is part of the Capricorn Yanchep estate, where about 1400 lots have been created out of an expected 2500 dwellings.
The development also includes a primary school, shopping precinct, tourism accommodation facility and retirement village.
According to a September council meeting report, the plan’s objectives include retaining vegetation of high environmental value and managing places of environmental and heritage significance.
It said the plan included a coastal node with two beach access ways on existing tracks, shaded rest areas, picnic settings, seating, signage, barbecues, a drink fountain, outdoor showers, lights, and concrete and rock sea stack structures.
It will also have a beachthemed play area, toilet and changeroom facilities, and two carparks.
The report said the plan had to meet coastal hazard risk management requirements to minimise the risk of damage from coastal erosion.
“More expensive assets such as carparks should be located in areas where they are not going to be potentially impacted by coastal processes,” it said.
It said developer Acumen Development Solutions held a community information session in October 2017 and the City was not required to advertise the plan for public consultation.