In 2016, the City completed a condition assessment of Beaumaris Lake which included the surrounding landscape, community amenities (open space) and the stormwater facility (lake). While the stormwater facility was confirmed to be functioning well in terms of flood protection and water quality enhancement, the assessment pointed to a need for rehabilitation of the surrounding landscaping and open spaces around the stormwater facility and adjacent park.
The objective of this first project phase was to develop a functional plan - essentially the long-term “vision” for the lake - which would be used to create concepts. Approved concepts were used to help inform designs required for the request for funding in the 2019 to 2022 capital budget cycle.
Two rounds of public engagement activities, for each phase of the project, were completed to find out how residents and visiting users were using the open space surrounding the stormwater facility. Feedback gathered outlined what people would like to see improved or changed.
A number of concept options were created for the sections of open space around the stormwater facility based on the feedback gathered. These concept options were then shared with the public to provide an opportunity for input on what they liked and what they would prefer changed.
All input gathered was used to inform the preferred concept design, which was shared at the public engagement in spring 2018. The preliminary design report has been completed and the project has been funded to begin detailed design phase in 2019.