Rocks Laneway construction begins

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Construction of the Rocks Laneway, the City’s most flexible community space set to revitalise the City Centre, will begin on Monday next week.

The transformative project features areas for year round community events and activities including opportunities for local artists to exhibit and perform within the former Rocks building, at the revamped Clock Tower Square and along the Post Office Lane.

City of Greater Geraldton Mayor Shane Van Styn said the Rocks Laneway will be a space for everyone to use.

“The Rocks Laneway spaces will provide our community with both open air and undercover areas that could be used for just about any purpose,” he said.

“It could potentially be markets, music concerts or plays by local groups, Tia Chi or a fantastic venue for presentations or talks.

“I’m sure there are lots of other ideas out there about how the community would like to use the spaces and we want to hear them all so we can develop a place management plan that will activate the area from September 2019 onwards when the project is scheduled for completion.”

If you would like to share your ideas on how you would like to use this space, you can have your say on the City website

The $1.48 million project, being constructed by local contractor Geraldton Building Services & Cabinets (GBSC), is funded via the City Centre Revitalisation Budget, which includes sale proceeds from the former City depot site on the North West Coastal Highway.