- Last updated:
- 30 Sep 2021
The Dicky Beach Precinct Plan was adopted at council's Ordinary Meeting on 10 November 2016. The Dicky Beach Precinct Plan is a multiple stage project which will occur over several years subject to available funding.
The Dicky Beach Precinct Plan was developed in response to the partial removal of the SS Dicky wreck in 2015. The plan references the wreck’s significance to the local area and includes open space, interpretive elements and a range of new and improved community facilities to help enhance the experience of the area.
The plan also seeks to better connect the park with the adjacent commercial area, holiday park, beach and surf lifesaving club house.
Key design outcomes
- Define the long term vision for the foreshore.
- Develop the precinct's identity to support and distinguish this important local centre.
- Maximise the recreation, social, cultural and economic opportunities within the Dicky Beach precinct.
- Create a safe and usable precinct area that is high quality, comfortable, safe, accessible and inviting.
- Incorporating interpretive initiatives that reference the SS Dicky along with the holiday making and recreational heritage of the site.
- Improve the connectivity, open space, recreation and play, social gatherings and arrival experience.
View the Dicky Beach Precinct Plan
The project will run across several stages.
Stage 1 Construction. March-September 2021
Stage 1 Construction will start in the first week of March 2021 and be finished in early September 2021 (weather and site conditions permitting). It is the first step in revitalising the Dicky Beach Foreshore Precinct and includes:
- a new public amenities building
- a new skate park
- a new picnic shelter
- new pathways
- new beach shower
- new park lighting and electrical infrastructure
- improved PWD (disability) parking space
- new furniture such as seating, drinking fountain, bike parking, bins
- reinstatement of the SS Dicky propeller feature.
Artist impression: New public amenities building.
A construction site will be established adjacent to the site and the construction area fenced (with fencing and mesh) for community safety.
Construction hours will be mainly Monday to Friday, 6am–6pm. Occasional Saturday works will be required. There will be no night works.
The old skate park and public amenities building will be demolished as part of these works. Temporary toilets will be in place until the new public amenities building is completed.
Stage 1 will require the temporary removal of 12 parking bays including one PWD park. All other parking bays will remain open including existing PWD bays outside the construction area.
For an update on the Dicky Beach Precinct project, please view the February 2021 Project News.
When council adopted the Dicky Beach Precinct Plan, it included the Dicky Beach Skate Park. It was determined that the skate park would be retained in Dicky Beach Park and upgraded, in line with the original Dicky Beach Precinct Plan design.
Council invited the community to have their say on the three proposed design options of the skate park by participating in an online survey. The survey closed on 14 June 2019. In October 2019 the final design was determined.