Play time for all ages

Large playground slide

Big kids can come out to play now that Katanning’s All Ages Playground has reopened following a major refurbishment as part of a much bigger project. The oversize play equipment suitable for adults and older children is back in an array of bright colours, providing an eye-catching entry to the town.

Refurbishment of the playground was part of the welcome precinct and town centre element of the wider Katanning Heritage Centre project, which was allocated $15.7 million of State Government funding. Further welcome precinct works in the GSDC-supported initiative include visitor facilities, provision for recreational vehicles, interpretation and tourism trails.

The second major strand of the heritage centre project is the Piesse Lake element, which includes a botanic garden, recreational areas and an adjacent medium density residential land development.
Katanning is also undertaking a tourism attraction and development project, supported by $35,960 of State Government funding through the GSDC in the Regional Economic Development grant program. The initiative is to develop the local food tourism industry to support small business development and economic diversification in the town.

Visitors to Katanning can now stop and play, and enjoy a town enhanced by a series of improvements already in place, including a new town square, new shire offices, and a boutique hotel developed in an award-winning refurbishment of the old flour mill.

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