Community and Environment

Major projects in the Great Southern focused on community and environment are listed below.

Lake Ewlyamartup: Works at Lake Ewlyamartup are 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 opportunities for recreational and tourism activities. The project is funded through Royalties for Regions.

Katanning Heritage Centre: The project includes improvements to the All Ages Playground, construction of new tourist facilities and museum, creation of a botanic garden and 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 continues on the town elements and Piesse Lake precinct, and is due for completion in June 2021.

Albany Town Hall Repurposing: The project includes conservation works, structural repairs and much-needed upgrades to the roofing, lighting, storage, vertical transport, timber flooring, window features and main entry to enhance the function, flexibility and heritage values of Albany’s Town Hall.

Youth Challenge Park: A state-of-the-art pump track, dirt jumps and revamped skate park will be established behind the Albany PCYC, taking in the existing skate park and playing field.

More details of these projects, including contacts, can be found on the Major Projects register.

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