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. The AFL stadium and oval were officially opened in February 2017. The City secured an additional $6.9 million from the State Government to complete stage 2 of the development. The Albany Agricultural Society’s new pavilions opened in time for the Albany Agricultural Show in November 2017.
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 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 will be constructed simultaneously and are due for completion by March 2018.
Tambellup Sports Pavilion: Redevelopment of the Tambellup Sports Pavilion has provided a facility that will be a hub for a full range of community sporting events and functions. The project included the construction of a new synthetic bowling green. The $3.6 million project was supported by a $200,000 grant from the GSDC’s Great Southern Regional Grants Scheme. The pavilion was officially opened on 1 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.
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 is gaining 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.
Katanning Heritage Centre: The Shire of Katanning is improving the All Ages Playground, constructing new tourist facilities and museum, creating a botanic garden, and initiating a medium density residential land development adjacent to the botanic garden and Piesse Lake. Project funding includes $12.7 million from Royalties for Regions. Work is under way and due for completion in August 2019.
More details of these projects, including contacts, can be found on the Major Projects register.