Community and Environment

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

Centennial Park Upgrade Stage Two: Stage Two of the Centennial Park upgrade includes the completion of an AFL junior node, field improvements in the eastern precinct, central promenade including lighting to link the three sub-precincts, vehicle parking and landscaping. Construction has started and is due for completion by October 2019. Stage One was completed in 2017 at a cost of $26 million.

Collet Barker Court: Seven independent living units were constructed in the third stage of the Plantagenet Village Homes Collet Barker Court project, which provides 21 independent living units for seniors in a five-stage development. The project received a grant of $1.24 million from Royalties for Regions to support stage 3. The first stage, completed in 2014, comprised five units, and the second stage included the construction of a clubhouse and communal facilities. Stages 2 and 3 were constructed simultaneously and formally opened on 27 July 2018.

Nyabing Community Hub: The Nyabing Progress Association is undertaking a staged redevelopment of the Nyabing Inn into a community hub including 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 was supported by $200,000 through the GSDC’s Regional Grants Scheme. Project works are due for completion by the end of 2018.

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. The project 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 project linking the Bremer Bay town centre to the Bremer Bay cemetery. The project funding includes $1.7 million from Royalties for Regions. The project started with the construction of the shared-use trail, and landscaping, street furniture, footpaths, public art and civic square are due for completion in 2018.

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 is under way and is due for completion in August 2019.

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

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