Cobar Skate Park
New South Wales | Rural
Exmouth is the largest town in the North West Cape of Western Australia. It existed only as a small isolated town during WWII until it took on a communications service role in a joint operation between America and Australia. This, along with the increased tourist interest in the popular Ningaloo Marine Park, has placed increasing pressures on the Exmouth town centre and surrounding environment. This project provided a framework for the revitalisation of Exmouth and elevated the importance of its town centre and foreshore in a healthy active context.
The development strategy identified how Exmouth’s inherent natural value and amenity could be brought back into the town centre for the benefit of locals and tourists alike.
The Shire identified the need for meaningful community consultation to establish a vision for the town centre and foreshore. The masterplan was borne out of a comprehensive consultative approach, including a number of community/stakeholder workshops.
The key challenges for Exmouth were the lack of legibility and way finding, the requirement to bolster the ‘heart’ within the centre, improve amenity and remedy a poor movement network.
The community identified a number of objectives for the town centre and foreshore:
The masterplan established the following design approach:
The masterplan advocated improving a number of pedestrian environments to encourage walking:
The masterplan supports creating multiple destinations for different users: