Bird’s eye view gives great first im­pres­sion

Pilbara News - - News - Tom Zaun­mayr

Kar­ratha’s most pop­u­lar look­out has re­ceived a face lift to give vis­i­tors a more wel­com­ing first glimpse of the town.

Tank Hill look­out above the Kar­ratha Vis­i­tor Cen­tre now fea­tures a sus­pended view­ing plat­form with high-pow­ered binoc­u­lars, up­graded signs, park­ing and a freshly graded track to im­prove ac­cess for smaller ve­hi­cles.

Un­til now fa­cil­i­ties had been lim­ited to a few benches and a de­graded ac­cess track.

City of Kar­ratha Mayor Peter Long said it was good to fi­nally have a ded­i­cated look­out.

“Al­ready the look­out has been hugely pop­u­lar with the com­mu­nity and tourists, at­tract­ing dozens of vis­i­tors daily,” he said.

The new look­out, a project un­der­taken by the City of Kar­ratha and Kar­ratha Com­mu­nity As­so­ci­a­tion, came in slightly un­der its $400,000 bud­get.

Other re­cent look­out im­prove­ments in­clude Abo­rig­i­nal war­rior stat­ues at Mt Wel­come look­out in Roe­bourne and Ra­dio Hill look­out above the Leisure­plex, and new view­ing plat­forms in Point Sam­son and Dampier.

Pic­ture: Tom Zaun­mayr

City of Kar­ratha coun­cil­lors Robin Van­den­berg, Daniel Scott, Evette Smeathers, Bart Par­sons and Ge­off Har­ris at the up­graded Tank Hill look­out.

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