$11.7m foreshore facelift step closer
Dampier’s ageing foreshore is set for a further facelift after City of Karratha councillors endorsed the second stage of enhancement works.
The Dampier Palms and Hampton Oval precinct works, part of the Dampier Townsite and Foreshore Enhancement Plan adopted in 2015, will improve pedestrian and vehicle access, create new water and land-based activity, establish parking and integrate existing facilities such as the movie screen and palms area.
City of Karratha Mayor Peter Long said the works would boost Dampier’s reputation as a destination for locals and tourists.
“The Dampier foreshore is extremely popular with the community and the City has been working hard to improve infrastructure,” he said.
“Following on from significant enhancements delivered around Shark Cage Beach, council has endorsed a masterplan, which will considerably improve amenity and infrastructure around the Palms and Hampton Oval precinct, which will undoubtedly cement Dampier as one of the premier foreshore destinations of the region.
“Having consulted with the community to develop a concept plan for this redevelopment, the City will continue to seek community input throughout detailed design, particularly around proposed activity areas.”
The council will now progress with detailed design, further community consultation and documentation of the proposed $11.7 million redevelopment plan.
Mr Long said a decision to proceed with construction would rely on the council’s ability to secure funding.
The Dampier Community Association was unavailable for comment.
Previous works on the Dampier foreshore include the development of the Shark Cage Beach node, where new decking and shaded seating has been constructed.