Today’s official opening of the Geraldton Multipurpose Centre and other elements on the Foreshore by WA Premier Colin Barnett marks the completion of the West End Revitalisation Project.
The project commenced in 2013 and involved the construction of the Eastern Breakwater and Youth Precinct, refurbishment of the original Railway Building, upgrade of the Foreshore toilet block, reconstruction of the Francis Street Finger Jetty, the installation of a mobility beach access ramp, and the construction of the Geraldton Multipurpose Centre and Event Space.
City of Greater Geraldton Mayor Shane Van Styn said that it was fantastic to see everything come together to create such a wonderful space for the community to enjoy.
“We’re pleased that Premier Colin Barnett could be here for such a momentous occasion for Geraldton and the Midwest,” he said.
“The opening of the various elements on the Foreshore completes the transformation of the West End into a vibrant and lively space that everyone can enjoy.
“We have put a very strong focus on access and inclusion, and we are very pleased with the final product.”
The $11.1million project was funded by Regional Development Australia, Royalties for Regions through the Mid West Development Commission, Mid West Investment Plan, Lotterywest, Mid West Port Authority, the Department of Transport Recreational Boating Facilities Scheme, the Disability Services Commission and the City of Greater Geraldton.