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Geraldton’s West End foreshore development complete

Geraldton’s West End foreshore development complete
July 14, 2016

The final stages of the West End Revitalisation Project in Geraldton, including a multi-purpose centre and event space, youth precinct and beach access ramp, have been opened.

Opening the $11.1 million redevelopment at the end of June, Western Australian Premier Colin Barnett said the project, which began in 2013, was a significant milestone for the city in response to the needs of the growing population.

Premier Barnett stated “this is a landmark project that has revitalised the precinct and turned it into a destination for entertainment, recreation and community meetings.

"This new venue is the ideal facility to host popular community and cultural events including Geraldton's Australia Day festival and the Festivals on the Foreshore.”

The multi-purpose centre consists of three buildings interconnected with courtyards and a verandah, while the events space features an outdoor stage, tiered seating and public open space with the capacity to cater for events attended by more than 5,000 people.

The youth precinct opened to the public earlier this year and features a mix of high tech, adventure and traditional play equipment that has proven a hit with people of all ages.

 Other completed elements of the project include a beach wheelchair ramp on the western side of the Town Beach groyne, and the replacement finger jetty. Both constructions will improve access to the beach and water for users of all abilities.

The million project was funded by Regional Development Australia, Royalties for Regions through the Mid West Development Commission, Mid West Investment Plan, Lotterywest, Mid West Port Authority, the Department of Transport Recreational Boating Facilities Scheme, the Disability Services Commission and the City of Greater Geraldton.

Click here for more information on the City of Greater Geraldton website.



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