Millions in capital works projects underway

Published on Monday, 15 May 2023 at 8:07:47 AM

Capital works projects with a combined value of more than $26 million being delivered by the City of Greater Geraldton are providing a huge boost to the local economy.

These projects involve renewing aged infrastructure or creating new facilities, all of which, will greatly improve how residents live, work and play in the City region.

The Aquarena outdoor pool and Mitchell Street Community Centre are being refurbished, three road culverts are being replaced and the design of a the Nangetty Walkaway Bridge replacement is underway.

New facilities and amenities being built include a major upgrade to the AMC Park in Spalding along with the construction of a new waste transfer station at the Meru Tip, shared path along Chapman Road, three new geotextile sand container groynes at Sunset Beach, a new carpark behind the basketball stadium and new road connections in Spalding to improve connectivity in the suburb.

City of Greater Geraldton Mayor Shane Van Styn said government grants were providing 50% of the funding for the projects.

“The City has secured more than $10 million in State Government grants and more than $3.6 million in Australian Government grants that are either joint funding or fully funding all but one of these projects,” he said.

“It’s been fantastic to see nine local contractors and their subcontractors and suppliers take the opportunity to be involved in these projects and as a result, we are injecting millions of dollars into our local economy.”

The City has funded the construction of the new carpark behind the new basketball stadium on Eighth Street in Wonthella.

For more information on these projects visit the City’s website here

Picture Caption:  Geotextile sand container groyne being installed at Sunset Beach.

Geotextile sand container groyne being installed at Sunset Beach.

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