Member for Geraldton, Ian Blayney MLA, recently presented City of Greater Geraldton Mayor, Ian Carpenter, with a $1 million Lotterywest funding cheque for the West End revitalisation Project.
Lotterywest is one of six funding bodies including the City, contributing to the West End revitalisation which complements the redevelopment of the Foreshore.
Mr Blayney said refurbishing the West End of the Foreshore will finish the book and make it more like the other end.
“The West End has the potential to be the nicest area in Geraldton, the old buildings are the heart of the area which gives it character,” he said.
“It is a beautiful part of town and this grant will enable the City to start the job in lighting the place up again.”
The funding provided by Lotterywest will contribute to the multi-use facility which includes a stage and soundshell, a youth precinct and merry-go-round where concepts are currently being finalised through community consultation.
Overall the West End redevelopment comprises of significant projects including the renovation of the original railway building and the Eastern Breakwater - on which work has already commenced, and will include a landscaped boardwalk and viewing tower.
Mr Carpenter said the West End has been a long term object of the City’s to ensure the Foreshore reaches its full potential.
“This is very important funding from Lotterywest; it ensures the City is able to achieve its ambition of completing the Foreshore,” he said.
“When the West End is complete it will boost the City’s vibrancy and provide a great destination for locals and visitors alike.”