Families enjoy foreshore
A family day last week celebrated completion of the first stage of the Dampier foreshore enhancement.
Foreshore upgrades, including a decking area, shaded bench seating, barbecues and a public shower and toilet block, have been fully built at Dampier’s Shark Cage Beach and a permanent movie screen installed at Hampton as part of a $2 million joint City of Karratha and Rio Tinto project.
A family day with a sausage sizzle, ice-cream and beach games held on Saturday, September 24 to celebrate its completion was well attended with hundreds of people turning out to enjoy the ideal beach weather.
City of Karratha Mayor Peter Long said he was glad to see the new Dampier facilities received positively and bringing vibrancy to the area.
“We know how much people value these areas and we have been working hard to ensure that upgrade projects like this are planned for and prioritised for the community to enjoy,” he said.
Rio Tinto general manager Dampier Ports Jess Farrell said the company was committed to improving facilities on offer for residents in Dampier and surrounding Pilbara towns.
“We are committed to ensuring the region where our employees work and live is vibrant (and) increases community connection and recreational opportunities so important in the Pilbara,” she said.
Similar foreshore enhancement projects are happening in other parts of the City area.
A new look-out point is being established at Searipple Node in Karratha, and a public decking structure is being built at Point Samson’s Millers Close.
Zack Howie, 12, Jonah Da Salis, 12, Ned Van Dongen, 10, Taj Lovell, 9, and Rhys Dawson, 9, enjoy a game of beach cricket at the foreshore.