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Scarborough Foreshore Redevelopment

Client: MRA in partnership with the City of Stirling
Location: Scarborough, WA
Dates: 2015 – 2018
Collaborators: MRA, City of Stirling, TCL, ARUP, Taylor Robinson Chaney Broderick, Enlocus

Designed by a TCL, UDLA and ARUP-led consortium and delivered by the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority in partnership with the City of Stirling, this project has transformed a previously disconnected and carpark-dominated beachfront into a lively leisure landscape that caters to all age groups.

Connecting a 1km stretch of foreshore, this beachfront landscape is defined by two main pedestrian promenades that provide clear circulation and frame new amenities and recreational opportunities.

The site now centers around Scarborough Square – a beachside civic space, ‘The Snake Pit’ – a world class skate and bouldering space designed in collaboration with Enlocus, and the Whale Playground – a new play space designed around a whale skeleton, interpreting Whadjuk Noongar Dreaming stories of spirits returning to the land through the whales.  The recently opened Scarborough Pool design by Christou architects has quickly become a popular community space at the south of the precinct, with Sunset Hill created to the north, ensuring that visitors to the beach can continue to enjoy spectacular views over the ocean.


  • 2018 Urban Design Institute of Australia (UDIA) WA Award of Excellence, Government and Public Use
  • 2018 Planning Institute of Australia (PIA) WA Award, Best Planning Ideas – Large Project