Fam­i­lies en­joy fore­shore

Pilbara News - - News - Ali­cia Per­era

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.

Photo avail­able at west­pix.com.au

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.

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