Geraldton mayor says council policy preserves foreshore lifestyle

Geraldton Guardian
Geraldton foreshore.
Camera IconGeraldton foreshore. Credit: Thomas Tribe/Supplied

Enjoying a coffee and snack while visiting the CBD and Beresford foreshores remains a key attraction with council renewing its commitment to activating these popular destinations, according to City of Greater Geraldton mayor Shane Van Styn.

He said enhancing people’s experience of the City’s premier foreshore spaces is what council’s re-approval of the Foreshore Use and Development Policy was about.

“The benefits of having an activated foreshore were plain to see during the school holidays,” he said.

“There were more people than ever before walking, riding their bikes and skating on the shared paths or just relaxing in the sun with family and friends while their kids had fun in the playgrounds

Mr Van Styn said enjoying “fantastic ocean views” or treating the kids to an ice cream while they were playing on the beach or in foreshore playgrounds was all part of the Geraldton’s coastal lifestyle.

“This experience is about to get even better with AJ’s Café at Midalias Beach opening mid-August,” he said.

“And Hogs Express installing a sea container café on City Beach to the north of the surf life saving tower in the coming weeks.”

Mr Van Styn said this was all made possible by council’s Foreshore Use and Development Policy.

“It ensures these high priority public open spaces have the capacity to meet the demand for outdoor recreation and tourism activities by providing the amenities and facilities the people want to have on our foreshores,” he said.

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