Eaton Foreshore will become a regional hub for the rowing and paddle sports community after Council agreed to support a request by fledgling club, Coastal Rowing WA Inc to establish a temporary home in the area.
The club will shift from its current location at the Port of Bunbury to a sea container on Eaton Foreshore where rowing boats and watersports equipment will be stored.
Council has requested the sea container be painted to match the existing toilet block in the area and will be nestled behind existing mature trees which will provide a natural screen from Pratt Road.
Additional landscaping will be completed around the new premises and no vegetation will be removed to accommodate its installation after Council agreed to a two-year permit.
In a letter to Council, Coastal Rowing Director of Development Nancy Churchill said the club was established last year and is affiliated with British Rowing.
It was keen to grow the local rowing and paddle sports community with regular events and regattas already creating interest.
Shire President Mick Bennett said making the Eaton Foreshore a hub for rowing and paddle sports in the region was a fantastic opportunity to add vibrancy to the location and draw more visitors to the area.
“Council welcomes Coastal Rowing to our shire and we look forward to seeing what they can achieve in developing this sporting community over the next two years,” Cr Bennett said.