Mayor backs pro­posal for cen­tral park

Pilbara News - - News - Peter de Krui­jff

■ Plans are afoot for Kar­ratha’s very own cen­tral park be­tween KFC and the pro­posed site of the Kar­ratha Arts and Cul­tural Precinct.

The green space would be an ad­di­tion to Sharpe Av­enue, which is con­tin­u­ing to take shape as The Quar­ter goes up and the streetscape trees grow.

The lot is 5154sqm with a drainage ditch and na­tive trees. Work on the site would level out the land clos­est to the cor­ner of Sharpe Av­enue and Welcome Road.

It would fea­ture more trees, shade struc­tures, a toi­let block, a statue or wa­ter fea­ture and a board­walk across the ditch.

Mayor Peter Long said the land­scap­ing on Sharpe Av­enue so far had im­proved the look of the city cen­tre and this pro­posed park sought to en­hance it fur­ther. “The con­cept is now avail­able for peo­ple to view and com­ment on,” he said.

“This pro­ject will be com­pleted as part of the Kar­ratha city cen­tre in­fra­struc­ture works.

“We will also be look­ing at in­clud­ing some public art in the space to pro­vide more in­ter­est­ing fea­tures for our great city cen­tre.”

There is no timeline for when the park will be fin­ished yet.

The con­cept for the park can be seen at www.kar­

Pic­ture: Peter de Krui­jff

City of Kar­ratha Mayor Peter Long stands in the dry-look­ing lot full of spinifex the lo­cal gov­ern­ment hopes to turn into a cen­tral park for the town.

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