Town ‘on track,’ see­ing ben­e­fits of re­vi­tal­i­sa­tion

Manjimup-Bridgetown Times - - News - Pierra Wil­lix

Ex­pected to be com­pleted at the end of next year, the Man­jimup Town Cen­tre Re­vi­tal­i­sa­tion project is well un­der way, with an in­creased num­ber of visi­tors to the town al­ready re­ported as a re­sult of the works.

The project, aimed at de­vel­op­ing a more live­able town for lo­cals and a de­sir­able place for tourists, is set to de­liver a spate of new fa­cil­i­ties to the area.

Shire of Man­jimup pres­i­dent Paul Omodei said there had been pos­i­tive feed­back about the project from the com­mu­nity and visi­tors, with many more parts still to come.

“In terms of the round­about, it isn’t quite fin­ished yet, there are still some parts to be done,” he said.

As part of the over­all project, an al­fresco area will be cre­ated on Brock­man Street with ten­ders for the so­lar pow­ered roof due to go out soon.

Ten­ders will also be put out for the South West En­ergy Ex­pe­ri­ence, to be built in the Man­jimup Tim­ber and Her­itage Park.

Once com­pleted, this fa­cil­ity will com­prise a new mu­seum, cafe, func­tion space and visi­tor cen­tre.

The in­stal­la­tion of 50 CCTV cam­eras across town is also mov­ing ahead, with the ten­ders for the con­tract set to be re­leased soon.

Mr Omodei said sig­nif­i­cant works were be­ing un­der­taken, with the over­all project pro­vid­ing wel­come changes to the town.

“I think peo­ple re­alise Man­jimup has had a ma­jor facelift as a re­gional cen­tre,” he said.

“The round­about has been work­ing re­ally well so far at chan­nelling peo­ple back into the town cen­tre, where the high­way vir­tu­ally by­passed us for years.”

Plans for a new ho­tel in town are also pro­gress­ing, with Mr Omodei telling The Times there had been in­ter­est shown in the de­vel­op­ment.

“We are ex­pect­ing to re­lease a mar­ket­ing pack­age later this year. And we have had in­ter­est in the site, with a ten­der go­ing out at the next coun­cil meet­ing,” he said.

“There’s a lot to look at and it’s all on track.”

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