Environmental Partnership was responsible for the design development and documentation of the landscape revitalisation of the Dee Why beach front. EP collaborated with Bruce Mackenzie in refining the earlier concept plan developed by BMLA.
The project enhances the relationship of the reserve to the beach and related ocean views, and formalises the strong promenade function desired by the community and which was previously tenuous. The scheme works with the existing sea wall and beach steps and custom light poles implemented during the 1990’s while providing new ramp access to the beach to enhance universal access.
Two levels of promenade walks line the beachfront and existing seawalls. A stepped timber deck protects the existing Norfolk Pine avenue which has been consolidated with transplanted trees from the site. Recreational lawn areas adjoining the upper promenade provide further options for recreational use.
High quality paving, lighting and a variety of seating elements were selected in a neutral palette to harmonise with the adjoining panoramic seaside character.