Community and Environment
Major projects in the Great Southern focused on community and environment are listed below.
Centennial Park Upgrade: The City of Albany is undertaking a $26 million staged development of the Centennial Park Sporting Precinct including a new premier oval, grandstand, clubrooms and event space; drainage and reticulation improvements; improved vehicle access; sport fields lighting and power upgrades; additional multi-user soccer and cricket club room and storage facilities; new multi-use field behind PCYC; additional space for playing surfaces; shared pathway trail connections; and civic park and nature play space. Playing fields in the western precinct have been completed. The new football stadium is due for completion by the end of 2016.
Collet Barker Court: Plantagenet Village Homes is constructing seven independent living units in the third stage of the Collet Barker Court project, which will ultimately provide 21 independent living units for seniors in a five-stage development. The project received a grant of $1.24 million of Royalties for Regions funding through the Growing Our South program to support stage 3. The first stage, completed in 2014, comprised five units, and the second stage is the construction of a clubhouse and communal facilities. Stages 2 and 3 are due for completion by March 2018.
Katanning Early Childhood Hub: The Shire of Katanning is constructing a multipurpose building to house a range of early childhood services in Katanning. The project includes $5.7 million of Royalties for Regions funding through the Growing Our South program. Construction is expected to start in 2016.
Denmark Riverside Club: The Denmark Riverside Club has completed the construction of a new clubhouse. The project includes $200,000 from the Great Southern Regional Grants Scheme.
Kojonup Independent Living Units: The Shire of Kojonup is constructing three independent living units in the second stage of the Shire of Kojonup’s Independent Living Units project at Loton Close, adding to the three units completed in the first stage. The project received $646,000 of Royalties for Regions funding through the Growing Our South program. The project is due for completion in December 2017.
Tambellup Sports Pavilion: Redevelopment of the Tambellup Sports Pavilion will provide a facility that will be a hub for a full range of community sporting events and functions. The project includes the construction of a new synthetic bowling green. The $3.6 million project includes a $200,000 grant from the GSDC’s Great Southern Regional Grants Scheme. The project works are due for completion in September 2017.
Nyabing Community Hub: The staged redevelopment of the Nyabing Inn into a community hub will provide six accommodation units for short-term and seasonal workers, car parking, business offices, conference room, commercial kitchen and dining room. Stage one of the project is supported by $200,000 through the GSDC’s Regional Grants Scheme. Project works are due for completion in mid-2019.
Gnowangerup Swimming Pool: A new centrally located modern aquatic centre replaces Gnowangerup's 80-year-old pool, which was on the edge of the town and had reached the end of its serviceable life. The $3 million project was supported with $200,000 from the GSDC's Regional Grants Scheme. The aquatic centre was officially opened on 5 November 2016.
Lake Ewlyamartup: The $2.3 million project is part of the Living Lakes initiative aimed at implementing creative engineering solutions to enhance ephemeral lake systems through the re-creation of permanent water bodies. Lake enhancements will increase the opportunities for recreational and tourism activities. The project is funded through Royalties for Regions and is due for completion in June 2019.
Bremer Bay Town Centre and Trail: Bremer Bay will gain improvements to street furniture, footpaths, native landscaping and public art, construction of a civic square, and a shared-use trail linking the Bremer Bay town centre to the Bremer Bay cemetery. The $2.2 million project includes $1.7 million from Royalties for Regions. It is due for completion in March 2018.
More details of these projects, including contacts, can be found on the Major Projects register.