Mayor backs proposal for central park
■ 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.karratha.wa.gov.au.
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.