Young people, sport and recreation score big in City Budget

Published on Tuesday, 25 June 2024 at 4:02:58 PM

Young people and liveability have come out on top in the City of Great Geraldton Budget 2024/2025 with a big emphasis on sport, leisure and activities.

City of Greater Geraldton Mayor Jerry Clune said the community will benefit greatly from the newly adopted Budget.

“Lifestyle is one of the many reasons our region remains so attractive and investing in open spaces ensures that Geraldton continues to be a great place to live,” he said.

“Providing additional facilities for young people to get together and engage in activities has been something the City has been working towards for some time and this Budget will see that vision come to fruition.

“Our community’s social fabric has always been enhanced by a rich tapestry of events and programs that we all look forward to and the City will continue to support and expand upon them in this Budget.”

Youth are the big winners in this budget with $5.84million allocated to Greater Geraldton’s playgrounds and facilities.

Following a comprehensive community engagement Geraldton Foreshore’s Youth Precinct has been allocated $4million for redevelopment so that it may continue to uphold its reputation as the state’s best youth space.

Formerly Rocky’s the Geraldton Youth Centre will benefit from $1.5million of investment creating dedicated multipurpose space for young people.

An allocation of $623,000 for new sports tower lighting will enhance Geraldton Recreation Ground.

The much-loved Alexander Park will undergo a $340,000 upgrade and the addition of a nature playground, shade structures, street furniture and sports fixtures.

Christmas on the Terrace, Australia Day, HMAS Sydney II Memorial Service as well as the implementation on the City’s newly endorsed Reconciliation Action Plan, Access and Inclusion Plan as well as a range of diversionary youth programs also feature in the new Budget.  

Looking to the future master planning will also be undertaken to for Spalding Park providing the opportunity to plan for new and emerging sports including croquet, roller derby, pickleball and futsal 

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