The new Jurien Bay visitor information and civic centre was officially opened today by Regional Development Minister Terry Redman.
The $8.628 million project, made possible by the State Government’s Royalties for Regions SuperTowns program, includes a new information technology communications centre, community resource centre, office space, arts and culture studio and exhibition space, and parks and gardens.
Mr Redman said Jurien Bay was one of Western Australia’s nine SuperTowns selected for its potential to attract population growth and economic investment.
Royalties for Regions invested $8.443 million into the project, with further contributions coming from the Shire of Dandaragan and Lotterywest.
“The town centre is the hub for local and regional civic, commercial and community activity and these new services are critical to the growth of Jurien Bay and surrounding towns,” the Minister said.
“The community spaces in the centre provide appealing places to engage in educational, business and recreational activities.
“Royalties for Regions is about strengthening and supporting our regional communities to expand their economic and social development and this project is a perfect example of how the community and local government and State governments can work together to achieve this.”
Mr Redman thanked his Parliamentary Secretary and Moore MLA Shane Love for his advocacy and efforts to help bring this project to fruition.
In July 2011, Royalties for Regions invested $85.5 million to establish the SuperTown program to assist nine Western Australian towns to plan and prepare for a projected doubling of the State's population by 2056.