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Yanchep Lagoon Improvement news and updates

Yanchep Lagoon

City awards tender for Orion Café (Yanchep Lagoon Kiosk) upgrade

Update Thursday 19 September 2023

Work will soon begin on the upgrade of the Orion Café and change rooms, following the approval of a construction tender for the project at the City of Wanneroo’s September 2023 Council meeting.

Council accepted a tender from Yanchep based Hickey Constructions for the construction project, that includes the extension of the Orion Café dining area, a new outdoor deck area, refurbishing the existing toilets (to provide an expanded service and seating area) and upgrades to the roof of the café. The works have been the result of close collaboration with the long-term café operator, who will be undertaking internal fitout improvements following the completion of the City’s renovations. The café operator is also putting in place a temporary trading option (via a food truck) on adjacent land to the north of the Orion Café site.

Construction works will begin in the coming weeks, with completion scheduled for mid-2024.

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Masterplan Implementation Plan: Tender Issued

Update Thursday 15 June 2023

The City has issued a tender for a suitably qualified and experienced consultant to prepare a Masterplan Implementation Plan for the Yanchep Lagoon Masterplan. This is a huge step towards delivery of new commercial activity across the Lagoon Precinct.

The Masterplan Implementation Plan will address all information relevant to land use, heritage, environment, movement and access, and finalise Precinct design accordingly in preparation for development. The project will be managed and overseen by the City.

This project marks an opportunity to re-engage with local residents and stakeholders to ensure outcomes continue to meet community needs. Information about how to get involved with the Masterplan Implementation Plan will be available following the appointment of a consultant in September 2023.

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Design of Utility Services for Future Commercial Activity at Yanchep Lagoon Precinct Begins

Utility services such as gas, power and communications in the Yanchep Lagoon Precinct are insufficient to support further development, so upgrades to these services are required before any improvement works in the Lagoon Precinct can occur. The City has prioritised critical works to upgrade utility service infrastructure to support future commercial activity.

Since late 2022, the City has been seeking a consultant to design the necessary upgrades to utility services. However, due to the high demand for civil engineers in the market, no suitable responses were received. In early 2023 the City again sought quotes for this work and is now pleased to announce that a contract was awarded to AIE Engineering on 31 May 2023. The design work has commenced immediately and is expected to be completed in November 2023. Following procurement of contractors, construction works will begin in the 2025/26 financial year.

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Old Yanchep Surf Club Redevelopment

The City continues to make progress with the Old Yanchep Surf Club redevelopment project, and has been liaising with hospitality company, Be Our Guest Holdings, in relation to the finalisation of the lease documentation.

Detailed design for the project is taking place in parallel with work on the lease documents. Site development will occur in coordination with the City’s servicing works, noting that the site cannot operate until services are in place.

Designs will be presented for feedback to the Yanchep Lagoon Community Working Group and the City's Design Review Panel in due course. The City will continue to provide regular community updates on the Be Our Guest development on this webpage.

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Orion Café Upgrades – Plans in place, lease signed

Orion Cafe

Yanchep’s much-loved Orion Café kiosk and adjoining change rooms are set to get a new lease on life when upgrades are completed.

Both the City and the café operator have worked closely to improve the dining experience for café customers. Upgrades include extending the café dining area, a new outdoor deck area facing the ocean, refurbishing the existing toilets and upgrades to the roof.  When complete, these works will provide more seating space with a better view for customers.

An accessible path, from the pedestrian crossing on Brazier Road to the café entrance, will also be installed.

Detailed design and community engagement has been completed. Construction is set to start in the second half of 2023 (tender closing in July 2023) and be completed later in summer 2023/24. The premises will be closed for part of the period, with the café operator currently finalising plans for temporary trading nearby.

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Yanchep Lagoon Flora and Vegetation Survey Goes Live

Friday 28 October 2022

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Did you know that there are 107 different types of native plant species in the Yanchep Lagoon Precinct?

A flora and vegetation survey has been prepared by Perth-based environmental consultants, One Tree Botanical, as part of the first stage to implement the Yanchep Lagoon Masterplan.

The survey provides comprehensive information on the diversity and distribution of plants growing in the area, and will inform future plans for new commercial activity and public spaces.

The City will use survey data to identify environmentally sensitive areas, and assist with planning and environmental impact assessments.

The bright colours on the maps show vegetation condition and type, which range from ‘very good to excellent’ to ‘completely degraded’.

Future development will keep as much of the high quality vegetation as possible, while adding more native trees and vegetation to enhance degraded areas.

Want to learn more about what’s growing in the Lagoon Precinct? Access the flora and vegetation survey here.

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Yanchep Coastal Management Study

Friday 28 October 2022

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The Yanchep Coastal Management Study aims to address the current and future coastal erosion and beach access issues along the Yanchep coastline through coastal management measures. These measures will be identified via a coastal engineering consultancy study consisting of a coastal processes assessment, coastal management options assessment, extensive community consultation and detailed design.

Study results will inform decision making around appropriate coastal maintenance and protection works and the continued safe access and usage of Yanchep Beach.  This process involves three years of data collection and coastal engineering design, however this will ensure that protection works are based on data and future requirements.

The project stages are as follows:

  • 2022/23: metocean data collection, i.e. current, wind, wave, sea level and meterological data.
  • 2023/24: coastal process assessment and concept options assessment.
  • 2024/25: detailed design of recommended coastal management and beach access works.
  • 2025/26 onwards: approvals and construction.

Recent updates:

  • Announcement of Coastal Adaptation and Protection Grant from the Department of Transport for $44,000 towards Yanchep Metocean Data Collection.
  • Metocean data collection: Three month winter deployment of two instruments offshore of Yanchep recently completed (July to September 2022). Three  month summer deployment scheduled for 1 December 2022.
  • Beach renourishment: The City recently placed approximately 2000 tonnes of sand at Yanchep Lagoon (27 to 30 September 2022). Without this renourishment work, the surf lifesaving patrol tower could not be installed and vehicle access to the beach for surf club operations would not be possible.

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