Major GRAMS Reserve upgrade underway

Published on Thursday, 7 October 2021 at 2:01:56 PM

Construction of the long awaited upgrade to GRAMS Reserve located in Rangeway that features sport and recreation facilities, art works and lighting which is funded by a generous Lotteywest grant, is set to begin next week.

City of Greater Geraldton Mayor Shane Van Styn said the project plans and art work concepts for the upgrade were developed by the community.

“Students from Champion Bay Senior High School participated in a series of on site and in school workshops at the beginning of the project,” he said.

“They worked closely with the landscape architect to develop ideas and guiding project principles such as cohesion, healing and flow while including themes from the City’s Public Art Strategy in the plan.

“Selected students from Champion Bay Senior High School then worked with the public artists George Domahidy and Pavel Perina to develop the concepts for the art work.

“This close collaboration between the community, the landscape architect, public artists, skatepark designers, local skaters and City staff has resulted in plan for a cohesive and multipurpose space."

The final plan includes a skate/scooter track and basketball half court, a water tank mural, entrance and misting sculptures and the installation of lighting which will enhance the recently upgraded footpaths and playground equipment.

The Parks Level of Service and master planning project completed in 2019 identified GRAMS Reserve as a priority for upgraded facilities. The project is the reulst of ongoing efforts by the City to provide sustainable and equitably distributed recreational facilities.

The upgrades will help bring the reserve up to the District Park standard it should have, whilst changing the entire look and feel of the area for the local community.

The $625,000 project, being constructed by local contractor Crothers Construction, is co-funded with Lotterywest contributing $530,000 towards the works. The estimated date of completion ins January 2022.

For more information on the project visit the City’s website here

Picture Caption: Artist impression of a misting sculpture (left) and entry artwork, part of the GRAMS Reserve Upgrade Project.

Artist impression of a misting sculpture (left) and entry artwork, part of the GRAMS Reserve Upgrade Project.

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