Your new Carrum foreshore park now open
15 Oct 2020
Works have been continuing on the Carrum revitalisation project with the latest community open space now complete. Carrum’s new foreshore park is now open for locals to enjoy, just in time for summer.
The new foreshore park is the place to be in Carrum, with a water play area, BBQ’s, seating and a kiosk opening in 2021. The lush, green, grassed area is also the perfect place for a socially distanced picnic looking out over the bay.
This new vibrant open space is designed to provide a place for locals and visitors alike, to relax during the hot summer months, while enjoying the beach just steps away.
The new space is part of the huge 1.2 hectares of new community space being delivered as part of the Carrum revitalisation. That’s the equivalent size of AAMI Park!
We heard locals wanted a wide range of planting with a mix of indigenous and native trees, shrubs, and statement trees that reflect and enhance Carrum’s beachside look and feel. A total of 500 new trees and 80,000 plants, shrubs and grasses have been planted in the area.
Banksia trees were planted in the new foreshore park, along Station Street and the Nepean Highway, that will create spreading canopies, for shade in the hot summer months. A handful of Norfolk Island pines have been planted to provide company to the large lone pine we were able to keep throughout construction.
We’ve also incorporated some local history into the new design. The red brick bench seats along the newly paved Old Post Office Lane were salvaged from the old Carrum Station, thanks to the feedback from members of the Carrum Revitalisation Reference Group.
Carrum's new open spaces are connected by the new shared use path that runs along Station Street, with six new pedestrian crossings across Station Street and five across Nepean Highway, providing safer walking and cycling access throughout Carrum and to the beach.
The path will soon connect to Seaford, Kananook and Frankston stations as works in Seaford wrap up in late 2020. By 2022 there will be one continuous 12-kilometre path from Edithvale to Frankston.
In the coming months, we’ll continue finalising the Carrum revitalisation works. Throughout October we are laying the final road surface and completing line marking works in stages along the Nepean Highway, McLeod Road intersection and Station Street.