Essential Infrastructure and Services
Major projects in the Great Southern focused on essential infrastructure and services are listed below.
Aged Care Facility: A 100-bed state-of-the-art residential aged care facility is being constructed in the Albany suburb of Lockyer. The new facility is combined with the newly constructed Beryl Grant Community Centre. Construction is under way and completion is planned for March 2019.
Great Southern Housing Initiative: This project will deliver a total of 52 housing units, comprising 21 units for independent seniors and 31 units for regional employees. The project will address the shortage of quality, affordable housing across the Great Southern region.
South Coast Highway: Main Roads WA has undertaken the reconstruction, widening and construction of a west bound passing lane on South Coast Highway between Mead Road and Killarney Road.
Regional Waste Management: The Shires of Jerramungup, Katanning, Kent, Gnowangerup and Ravensthorpe are constructing two regional landfill facilities serviced by upgraded or newly constructed transfer stations located within the participating shires. The project aims to rationalise the waste collection and disposal network, allowing the region to manage resources more effectively. The project received $3.1 million of Royalties for Regions funding. The Katanning and Ravensthorpe landfill sites and associated transfer stations are expected to be completed by the end of 2018.
Middleton Beach Foreshore Revitalisation: The City of Albany is creating improved event space and beach experiences, pedestrian networks, environmental rehabilitation and foreshore protection at Middleton Beach.
More details of these projects, including contacts, can be found on the Major Projects register.