West End Revitalisation
Revitalising the West End of the Foreshore area of the Central Business District is the second stage of the Foreshore Development that began back in the early 2000s.
The original Foreshore Project encompassed the removal of the former railway line to the port and creating a beautiful Foreshore space with grassed areas and beaches that span the entire length of the Geraldton CBD.
The City’s $3.21m contribution to the West End Revitalisation Project has grown to a total investment of $13.8m in grant funding from Regional Development Australia, Royalties for Regions through the Mid West Development Commission, Mid West Investment Plan, Lotterywest, and Mid West Port Authority.
Stage Two of the Foreshore development began in 2013 with the construction of the Eastern Breakwater (Esplanade), the refurbishment of the Original Railway Building and construction of the Youth Precinct and Multipurpose Centre.
The Multipurpose Centre and Event Space, the only remaining project in Stage Two of the development, and was completed and officially opened in June 2016.
The final phase of the West End Revitalisation Project included the following two projects which are now completed and open to the public:
- Refurbishments of the Francis Street Carpark and Finger Jetty
- Mobility Beach Access Ramp
West End Project funding snapshot
Multipurpose Centre including events stage: $4.75million
Regional Development Australia - $3.17 million
City of Greater Geraldton - $1.08 million
Lotterywest - $500,000
Francis Street Finger Jetty
Recreational Boating Facilities Scheme - $363,000
City of Greater Geraldton - $121,000
Mobility Beach Access Ramp
Disability Services Commission - $100,000
City of Greater Geraldton - $240,000