Kal City Centre upgrade commences and will include playspaces and entertainment areas
Jointly funded by the Western Australian Government and the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder, the much-anticipated $16 million Kal City Centre project has commenced which will see Kalgoorlie's CBD upgraded for the community, visitors and local businesses.
The redevelopment will include a complete refurbishment of St Barbara Square and Laneway to the rear entrance of the City Markets arcade.
The project will deliver a water feature, new gardens, areas for alfresco dining and entertainment areas as well as a playground area.
Other features of the Kal City Centre project include:
- Public art including Aboriginal artwork and installations;
- A central stage for entertainment and community events, including a projector for outdoor movies and displays;
- Night lighting and CCTV to improve public safety and support the night economy; and
- New paving, street furniture, shade canopy, gardens and seating areas.
- Works have been staged to minimise disruptions to business, with the first major works to begin in October.
Western Australian Regional Development Minister Alannah MacTiernan advises "The Kal City Centre project will deliver a major upgrade of the Kalgoorlie CBD into a vibrant, functional centre for retail businesses, the community and visitors.
"It will help to reposition Kalgoorlie's CBD as an attractive place to be, revitalising the city centre and creating a safer local environment.
"Local businesses will benefit from a boost in visitation, activation of public spaces and a better visitor experience.
"We have ensured this project delivers tangible economic benefits in construction, providing opportunities for both local and Aboriginal businesses, and direct employment with project contractors."
Images courtesy of Kal City Centre project
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