Spalding Revitalisation Plan

In the first half of 2022, the City engaged with the Spalding community to develop a plan to revitalise the AMC Park and the Mitchell Street Community Centre. More here

The final design, which will change the look and feel of the area located in the heart of the suburb, features an adventurous playground, basketball court, yarning/education circle, covered picnic nodes, new pathways, a bush tucker garden, a community garden, public toilets, more car parking with ACROD bays and alterations to the Mitchell Street Community Centre. More here

The plan also includes a number of new road connections to improve the pedestrian, cycle and road networks of the suburb.

The Department of Communities is also making improvements to the area and has already removed a number of aged public houses on Bogle Way and Sullivan Court to create new road connections onto Mitchell Street and onto an extension of Robinson Street from Mitchell Street to Broome Street. The formalisation of these newly created connections are all part of the first stage of renewal works. More on projects to revitalise Spalding here

The State Government is investing significantly into the renewal of Spalding with $9 million in funding allocated. However, the actual number of projects to be initially completed within the current funding will be subject to market pricing. Given ongoing resourcing and supply chain difficulties the construction industry is currently facing, it is likely the works may need to be undertaken over a number of years.

AMC Park Masterplan

View enlarged plan here.

AMC PArk Masterplan

Projects

Bogle Way Beautification

The beautification of the planned new road and pedestrian connection between Bogle Way and the Mitchell Street Community Centre recently began with the greening of the vacant land where aged public housing was recently removed.

Staff from the Department of Communities, Centacare and the City of Greater Geraldton along with Community Nursery Volunteers planted 100 seedlings and three small trees in the newly created open space including a native Jam Tree, a bush tucker tree with edible seeds that were traditionally ground into flour. More here

Image: Group planting day at Bogle Way

Bogle Way Planting

Frequently Asked Questions

Don't we already have a revitalisation plan for Spalding?

Who came up with the plan?

Are there any other works involved in revitalising the area?

Will all the works in the detailed plan be undertaken?

Who is funding the revitalisation?

When will the revitalisation works take place?

  

IMAGE: AMC Park and the Mitchell Street Community Centre

AMC Park and Mitchell Street Community Centre

Don't we already have a revitalisation plan for Spalding?

Yes, however the Spalding Precinct Plan, an overarching document that makes a series of high level recommendations for renewal of the suburb, does not contain enough detail to describe how the revitalisation of the AMC Park, Mitchell Street Community Centre and the surrounding area should actually look and feel. The Spalding Revitalisation Plan has turned these recommendations for the area into a plan containing the required detail to actually undertake the works. 

Who came up with the plan?

Landscape architects and urban designers, UDLA, worked closely with the Spalding Urban Renewal Team, a group made up of local residents, service providers and business operators along with year six Bluff Point Primary School students to develop the plan.

Are there any other works involved in revitalising the area?

Yes. The Spalding Precinct Plan recommends a number of new road connections to improve the pedestrian, cycle and road networks of the suburb. This includes connecting the Mitchell Street Community Centre and AMC Park to the adjacent residential area. The Department of Communities has already begun removing a number of aged public houses on Bogle Way and Sullivan Court to create these new connections to Mitchell Street and onto the planned extension of Robinson Street from Mitchell Street to Broome Street. The formalisation of these newly created connections are all part of the first stage of renewal works.

Will all the works in the detailed plan be undertaken?

Once the projects go to tender, the City will have a better idea of how much of the plan can be completed with the current project funding. Given the ongoing resourcing and supply chain difficulties the construction industry is currently experiencing it’s likely the works may need to be undertaken over a number of financial years.

Who is funding the revitalisation?

The State Government is investing around $9 million into the renewal of Spalding which includes footpath upgrades, the refurbishment of public housing properties, demolition of some older houses and improvements to AMC Park and the Mitchell Street Community Centre. The development of Spalding Revitalisation Plan is part of the overall Spalding renewal package. 

When will the revitalisation works take place?

Now that the plan has been finalised and approved, the tender process will soon begin.  This will likely take place before the end of the financial year. Construction, that may need to be staged, is planned to begin next financial year. 

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