Year of bumper projects

Pilbara News - - Opinion - Peter Long Peter Long is the City of Kar­ratha Mayor.

Happy new year!

I hope you have had or are still hav­ing a great re­lax­ation and re­ju­ve­na­tion ahead of what is go­ing to be an­other very busy year in Kar­ratha.

First there is our new theatre and li­brary — the Red Earth Arts Precinct — and of course our bril­liant new hos­pi­tal. Both are al­ready highly vis­i­ble devel­op­ments in the CBD.

We have a range of projects on the cards for 2017.

One is stage two of the very pop­u­lar fore­shore up­grade works at Point Sam­son, Dampier and Kar­ratha — paths and stairs to the beach, shade struc­tures and plant­ings.

An­other is an up­grade to the carpark at Kar­ratha Air­port, which shall in­clude land­scap­ing, new road lay­outs and shade for pas­sen­gers and fam­i­lies.

We are build­ing a new park at Nickol West, which will dou­ble the size of the ex­ist­ing Kook­aburra Park and pro­vide a new sports oval, land­scap­ing and toi­lets.

We will also be­gin the de­sign of our ma­rina at Dampier, which will be a fan­tas­tic boost to the whole re­gion. The Wick­ham Com­mu­nity Hub de­tailed de­sign and con­struc­tion doc­u­ments will be fin­ished soon and we hope to have the fund­ing se­cured and build­ing start­ing in the sec­ond half of the year.

Kerb­side re­cy­cling will start across all our towns in Fe­bru­ary.

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