Suburbs big winner in 2019/20 Budget

Published: Tuesday, 25 June 2019 at 4:31:53 PM

Forrester Street Skate Park

Picture Caption: The Forrester Park skate park is just one of the upgrades our suburbs will enjoy.

Suburbs in Geraldton will welcome a large investment in new projects and renewing aged infrastructure as part of the City’s 2019/20 Budget.

Big winners this coming year will be Rangeway, Utakarra, Spalding and Waggrakine.

City of Greater Geraldton Mayor Shane Van Styn said investment in residential areas is important to community wellbeing.

“We know how important the suburbs are to our community members,” he said.

“This is where we live, where our kids go to school and where we play.”

Rangeway and Utakarra will see new footpaths on Abraham, Zamia, Lantana, Tamar and Digby Streets, upgrades to GRAMS Reserve Park, the construction of a pump and jump track in Levy Street Park and the resurfacing of Eastward and Horwood Roads between Abraham Street and Davies Road.

Spalding will see more than $450,000 invested in urban renewal projects and the construction of a new shared path connecting Green Street to Spalding Park via the North West Coastal Highway underpass.

Forrester Park in Waggrakine will have its basketball court and skate park upgraded whilst the last stretch of footpath between Bayly Street and the Coles Express petrol station on North West Coastal Highway will finally be completed.

Mayor Van Styn said investing in urban renewals in the City’s suburbs was long overdue.

“Spalding, Waggrakine, Rangeway and Utakarra have few footpaths, aged park infrastructure and roads that need fixing,” he said.

“However, this is about to change, as long awaited projects and upgrades take place over the next 12 months that will improve the liveability of these suburbs.

“This is particularly true for Spalding where the City’s investment in urban renewal projects could potentially change the lives of local residents,” he added.

For more information or to view the City’s 2019/20 Budget, head to www.cgg.wa.gov.au

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