Sand shifts for City Beach project

The first earth will be turned this morning on an $18 million redevelopment of City Beach that includes a new surf club and restaurant strip and is intended to breathe new life into the popular beach.

A "sand turning" ceremony at the beach will mark the start of construction on a below-ground seawall to extend 165m across the beach.

The seawall is expected to be completed in July and work on the club and restaurants will start in May once the Town of Cambridge has awarded the relevant contracts.

The existing surf club will be demolished, with the City of Perth Surf Life Saving Club to use temporary facilities during construction.

The development will include landscape lawns and seating, with the entire project expected to be finished for the 2015-16 summer.

Cambridge mayor Simon Withers said the redevelopment was highly anticipated by the community.

The West Australian

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