Western Australian Premier Colin Barnett has today opened the Geraldton Multipurpose Centre and Youth Precinct on the Geraldton Foreshore with the project totalling over $9million.
Boasting a board room with stunning ocean views, as well as a function room, meeting rooms, commercial kitchen and an outdoor stage set in pristine park land, this state-of-the-art facility is the crowning jewel of the West End Revitalisation Project.
City of Greater Geraldton Mayor Shane Van Styn said the opening of the Centre was a momentous occasion for the City.
“The Geraldton Multipurpose Centre is a stunning building and the City is very pleased to be able to show off the hard work that has gone into realising the community’s vision for this space,” he said.
The Geraldton Multipurpose Centre will be available to hire for both corporate and private functions such as meetings, conferences and events.
The versatile outdoor space will also play host to a variety of community celebrations such as Australia Day and Festivals on the Foreshore.
“This space will be a great hub for many of our local events on the Foreshore,” Mayor Van Styn said.
“With the Youth Precinct and the beautifully restored Original Railway Building adjacent, this area will be a hive of activity and a great place for our community to enjoy.”
In addition to the facilities that can be hired by the general public, the Geraldton Multipurpose Centre will also be the home of organisations such as TS Morrow and Geraldton and Districts Offshore Fishing Club.
Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price MP joined Colin Barnett in opening the facility today.
“This project is a great addition to Geraldton,” Ms Price said.
“Geraldton is a great regional city which continues to grow, and I believe this project will help enhance the city’s attraction to live and visit.”
Construction of the Geraldton Multipurpose Centre commenced in early 2015 after extensive consultation with the community.
Regional Development Australia provided $4.1million for the Geraldton Multipurpose Centre and Youth Precinct, with $1million from Lotterywest, $60,000 from Variety WA and a contribution of $3.86million from the City.