Big year of achieve­ments

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

Over the course of the year coun­cil­lors meet reg­u­larly to dis­cuss the daily op­er­a­tions of the City of Kar­ratha, re­view projects and make sure coun­cil as a whole is on track to achieve the best re­sults for our com­mu­nity.

How­ever, once a year, we meet for more “big pic­ture” think­ing around the fu­ture of our City, and this is what we did at Point Sam­son over the first week­end in De­cem­ber.

These strate­gic plan­ning ses­sions al­low us to fo­cus on the fu­ture of coun­cil, de­cide our long-term goals and feed these back through the or­gan­i­sa­tion for im­ple­men­ta­tion.

We have de­liv­ered more than 70 com­mu­nity and in­fra­struc­ture projects in­clud­ing the Red Earth Arts Precinct and the Point Sam­son view­ing plat­form.

We have spent more than $48 mil­lion with lo­cal busi­nesses and held more than 55 com­mu­nity events.

Our foot­path net­work is a kilo­me­tre longer and it’s brighter with the in­stal­la­tion of 80 more so­lar lights. We have planted more than 1400 plants and trees, and pro­vided close to $1 mil­lion in lo­cal grants and event fund­ing.

As a coun­cil, we con­tinue to strive for more and are ex­cited for a busy 2019.

Some of next year’s high­lights will in­clude the open­ing of Wick­ham Com­mu­nity Hub, the pro­gres­sion of the Dampier fore­shore re­de­vel­op­ment and the com­ple­tion of our Wel­come Park project.

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