Iluka bring resourceful sand sculptor to WoW

Sand sculpting legend Tim Darby will return to Geraldton for the Wind on Water Festival this weekend.

Sand sculpting legend Tim Darby will return to Geraldton for the Wind on Water Festival this weekend.

Sand sculpting legend Tim Darby will return to Geraldton this weekend for the Wind on Water Festival (WoW Fest) and is set to recreate one of the region’s icons out of a mound of sand. 

Festival goers will also be able learn tips and tricks from Mr Darby at a number of workshops thanks to the sponsorship of Iluka Resources.

City of Greater Geraldton Mayor Shane Van Styn said the community was captivated with last year’s creation.

“Tim did an amazing job of producing the Point Moore Lighthouse and the HMAS Sydney II Memorial at last year’s WoW Fest and we can’t wait to see what he creates this weekend,” he said.

“Those attending this weekend’s festivities will also be able to participate in a number of free workshops as well as a masterclass.

“This is just one of the many family-friendly activities happening at WoW Fest.”

The sand sculpture and workshops will be taking place near Dome Café on the Geraldton Foreshore on the Saturday from 10am – 12pm in the morning and 1pm – 3pm in the afternoon.

Those wanting to take their skills to the next level can take part in the masterclass on Sunday from 10am – 12pm.

The City of Greater Geraldton would like to thank Iluka Resources for their support of this exciting element.

WoW Fest will take place on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 April on the Geraldton Foreshore. The RedFM WoW Fest Concert will conclude the event on Sunday 21 April with headline acts The Temper Trap and Tkay Maidza.

To view the full WoW Fest program, visit www.wowfest.com.au 


Chinese photographers showcase Coral Coast in exhibition

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You haven’t seen the Coral Coast captured like this before! 

In a brand new photography exhibition, Through the Dragon’s Eyes showcases the region through the lens of Chinese photographers from the Zhongyi Photography Club.

The first exhibition of its kind in Western Australia will be on display at the Museum of Geraldton from 12 April 2019 to promote and showcase Australia’s Coral Coast.

City of Greater Geraldton Mayor Shane Van Styn said the region was an emerging destination for photography themed tourism.

“We are attracting more and more photographers who are discovering Western Australia as the perfect place for amazing photography due to the unique landscape and pristine natural environment,” he said.

“Not only do we have some of the most stunning landscapes in the world here on the Coral Coast, but we also boast clear skies which is perfect for capturing the stars and night sky.” 

The exhibition is comprised of 40 photographs taken by 22 different Chinese photographers.

The exhibiting photographers visited Geraldton in September 2018 and January 2019 as part of the Photography Club’s international tutorial program.

With a main focus on landscapes and nightscapes, the photos capture locations including Geraldton, Lancelin, Cervantes, Northampton and Kalbarri. 

“People from the region tend to see these landscapes every single day and become desensitized to the unique beauty,” Mayor Van Styn added.

“So it’s great to have international guests, some seeing our region for the very first time, capturing the amazing Coral Coast.”

The exhibition is a joint initiative between the City of Greater Geraldton, Easy Going Travel Services, Museum of Geraldton and Zhongyi Photography Club.

It will be on display at the Museum of Geraldton from Friday 12 April until Sunday 12 May.

Ongoing contamination moves bin location

The community is being urged to use the blue plastic recycling bins properly.

The community is being urged to use the blue plastic recycling bins properly.

Ongoing contamination of a blue plastics recycle bin in Drummonds has resulted in the bin moving locations 

The bin was located in the carpark at the Drummond Cove Hall but has now been moved to Bayside Park in Drummond Cove.

City of Greater Geraldton Mayor Shane Van Styn said it was disappointing that the community were not respecting the bins.

“It’s such a shame that we are having to empty a lot of these bins straight into landfill when we are trying to promote recycling and sustainability,” he said.

“It’s even more disappointing that after urging the community to use the bins correctly, they are still being contaminated.”

The blue recycle bin located at Waggrakine Primary School is also being continually contaminated and will be moved if contamination persists.

A total of 15 bins are located around Geraldton and are for the purpose of recycling type 1 and 2 plastics only.

To identify what plastics are type 1 and 2, look for the symbol on the item. Plastics include soft drink, juice and water bottles as well as common white or coloured plastic such as milk containers and shampoo bottles. 

People are also reminded to remove bottle lids and rinse the bottles out before recycling.

The locations of the bins are:

  • Beachlands Primary School – Corner of Whitfield St and Bradley St

  • Bluff Point Primary School – 18 Mitchell St

  • Opposite Glenfield IGA Sunset Beach – Chapman Road

  • Drummond Cove – Bayside Park

  • Geraldton Primary School – Augustus St

  • Geraldton Surf Lifesaving Club – 260 Willcock Drive

  • Leaning Tree Community School – 15 Bayly St

  • Mt Tarcoola Primary School – Acacia St

  • Paringa Park – Paringa St, Mount Tarcoola

  • PCYC – 105 Pass St, Wonthella

  • QEII Seniors and Community Centre Carpark – 88 Durlacher Street

  • Strathalbyn Christian College – 15 Cedar Cres

  • Tip Shop - 61 Landfill Lane, Narngulu

  • Waggrakine Primary School – Hall Rd

  • Wandina Primary School – 29 Ajax Dr

For more information about recycling in Geraldton, head to https://bit.ly/2JdBupS

Prescribed burn in Utakarra

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The City of Greater Geraldton wishes to advise it will be undertaking a prescribed burn in Utakarra on bushland east of Abraham Street between the Geraldton Cemetery and Solomon Circle.

It will take place on Wednesday 3 April 2019 commencing at approximately 9.30am.

This burn will only proceed with favourable weather conditions. If the weather is not favourable, the burn will be postponed until further notice.

The Waggrakine, Cape Burney and Moonyoonooka Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades as well as the DFES Midwest/Gascoyne Mitigation Team will be on site to control the burn rate and extinguish the fire by the end of the day. 

Smoke from this prescribed burn may affect the surrounding areas. If you have a respiratory condition or are affected by smoke you should contact your local doctor or call Health Direct on 1800 022 222. 

Prescribed burns are being undertaken by the City to mitigate the severity of bushfires and to help protect lives and property by reducing the build-up of flammable fuel loads.

Members of the community are requested to exercise caution and obey all warning signs and directions from authorised City personnel and contractors.

The City apologises for any inconvenience this may cause. If you have any queries please contact the City on (08) 9956 6600 or email council@cgg.wa.gov.au.

New footpath construction in Cape Burney

The City of Greater Geraldton wishes to advise it will be constructing a new footpath in Cape Burney at the northern side of Greenough River Road between Hull Street and River Drive.

Works are scheduled to commence on Monday 1 April 2019 and will take approximately five weeks to complete.

These works are part of the approximate 5000m of new footpaths being constructed this financial year.

The anticipated hours of work will be from 7am to 6pm and traffic management will be in place during this time.

Members of the community are requested to exercise caution and obey all warning signs and directions from authorised City personnel and contractors.

The City apologises for any inconvenience these works may cause. If you have any queries please contact the City on (08) 9956 6600 or email council@cgg.wa.gov.au

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Nangetty-Walkaway Road works underway

The City of Greater Geraldton wishes to advise road widening and reseal works will be undertaken to part of Nangetty-Walkaway Road, north of Gunnado Road on Monday 1 April 2019 for a period of approximately four weeks. 

These works are part of the $3,965,000 allocated in the 2018/19 Budget for road renewals and are 66 percent grant funded from the Regional Road Group Scheme. 

The anticipated hours of work will be from 7am to 6pm, with traffic management in place during this time. 

Members of the community are requested to exercise caution and obey all warning signs and directions from authorised City personnel and contractors. The City apologises for any inconvenience these works may cause. 

If you have any queries please contact the City on (08) 9956 6600 or email council@cgg.wa.gov.au  

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Grant funding for safer cycling secured

New shared cycle paths along the NWCH will connect to existing paths in the Chapman River Regional Park.

New shared cycle paths along the NWCH will connect to existing paths in the Chapman River Regional Park.

The City has successfully secured State Government funding to construct cycle paths along the North West Coastal Highway to improve cycle and pedestrian access to the Chapman River Regional Park.

City of Greater Geraldton Mayor Shane Van Styn said providing safe access to the recently completed mountain bike facilities in the Chapman River Regional Park for people who live on the east side of the highway is paramount.

“Since the completion of the jump and pump track and skills track at Spalding Park and the formalisation of the mountain bike trail in the Chapman River Regional Park the number of people visiting the area in the last six months has dramatically increased,” he said.

“The 680m long off-road shared cycle path on the east side of the NWCH will help guide community members from Green Street to the existing underpass on the south side of the bridge enabling people of all ages who want to access the popular facilities with a safe way to cross the busy highway.”

The Department of Transport’s (DoT) Western Australian Bicycle Network Grants Program will fund 50% of the $230,000 design and construction costs of an off-road shared cycle path to connect Splading to the asphalt cycle paths located on the west side of the highway.

The City has also secured funding from the DoT Safe Active Streets Program to undertake the design and consultation of an off-road shared path on the west side of the NWCH linking Spalding Park to Green Street and includes the transformation of Railway Street into a Safe Active Street for cyclists.

The Safe Active Streets Program delivers cycle routes on quiet local streets, where speeds have been reduced to 30km/h to allow people in cars and on bikes to share the street safely. This will be a pilot program for the regions and is fully funded by DoT.

Both the shared cycle paths on the east and west sides of the NWCH were identified as a secondary network routes in the Geraldton 2050 Cycling Strategy.

Both projects will be completed in 2019/20 financial year.


Council approves grant funding for local sporting clubs

Kart racing at the Midwest Kart Club

Kart racing at the Midwest Kart Club

Kart drivers, BMX riders and soccer players are one-step closer to training and competing at improved sporting facilities after Council approved applications to improve club infrastructure via the State Government’s Community Sporting & Recreation Facilities Fund (CSRFF).

The Midwest Kart Club’s application for $42,305 to renew the surface of their racing track along with applications for $20,973 and $25,300 to replace the existing metal halide flood light luminaries with energy efficient LEDS at Woorree Park BMX track and the Eighth Street West soccer grounds respectively now await the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries approval under the CSRFF funding scheme.

 

City of Greater Geraldton Mayor Shane Van Styn said the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries CSRFF assists sporting clubs to develop and improve their infrastructure.

“The CSRFF funding program is open to all sporting clubs who want to increase participation their particular sport or recreation by providing quality facilities that are sustainable,” he said.

“Council is always keen to support clubs who work hard to raise one-third of the funds needed to make improvements to their facilities which ultimately benefits the community.

“All three of these organisations provide people of all ages with important sports and recreation opportunities that unite and bring our community together.”

CSRFF grants are offered as one-third funding contributions from the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries. The remaining two-thirds of project costs are equally shared by the applicant and the City.


Clock Tower Square construction works begin

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The City of Greater Geraldton wishes to advise construction works on the Clock Tower Square portion of the Rocks Laneway Project will begin on Thursday 28 March 2019.

To ensure community safety, the footpath and the Square will be fenced off until project completion in September 2019.

Pedestrians are requested to use the footpath on the opposite side of Marine Terrace. Members of the community are also requested to exercise caution and obey all warning signs and directions from authorised City personnel and contractors.

The City apologises for any inconvenience these works may cause.

If you have any queries please contact the City on (08) 9956 6600 or email council@cgg.wa.gov.au.


Opening acts boost WoW Fest Concert line-up

Supporting acts have been locked in for the RedFM WoW Fest concert.

Supporting acts have been locked in for the RedFM WoW Fest concert.

Tell your friends, get your tickets, because the RedFM WoW Fest Concert line-up just got a whole lot bigger! 

As part of the Wind on Water Festival 2019, The Temper Trap will headline the concert with special guest Tkay Maidza. 

Supporting acts have now been locked in to open the show which include DJ Amod3us, hip hop performers W3 Were Here and local DJ Sunday Best. 

Adding hype to the concert, City of Greater Geraldton Shane Van Styn said the opening acts were primed to get the crowd excited! 

“We have two very big headline acts for WoW Fest and we’re ecstatic to have three supporting groups that will get concert goers pumped!” he said. 

“It’s great to have varied artists on our local stages and we know how much our community loves live music. 

“If you haven’t got your tickets already, I’d highly recommend it. You won’t want to miss this.” 

Hailing from Perth, DJ Amod3us is an electronic/house music producer and DJ. 

Whilst his roots lie with funky, classic piano house vibes, his adaptation to new music has seen him mixing a Chicago house/NY style with a mixture of deep, funky bass driven, upbeat vibe, full of strong piano house riffs and spine tingling soulful vocals. 

With tickets just $30, thousands are set to pack the Foreshore for the Concert. 

Local musicians will also feature over the two-day long Festival as part of the Emerging Artists Stage. 

A swag of home-grown talent will create a great atmosphere for Festival attendees as they provide free entertainment from 11am onwards over the Easter long weekend. 

Tickets for the RedFM WoW Fest Concert on Sunday 21 April are still available at www.wowfest.com.au


Have your say on Rocks Laneway arts and performances

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Artists, musicians, performers, dancers and craft makers of all kinds are invited to have a say on how the Rocks Laneway can become ‘the stage’ for local artists and artisans.

The Rocks Laneway features three areas 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 provides a vibrant backdrop for year round arts and cultural events and activities.

“The many wall spaces throughout the Laneway area, which include light boxes on the Telstra building in the Post Office Lane, could become the hub for community art exhibitions,” he said.

“Whilst the considerable under cover ‘floor space’ in the Former Rocks building and the open air spaces in the Post Office Square and Post Office Lane has the potential to become a community performance centre.

“City region artisans could also use the area to market their creations which could even include Chef long table events featuring local produce during any local festival.”

If you have ideas on how you would like to showcase your talents, or the talents of a group you belong to, then come along to The Rocks Laneway Drop-In Session on Thursday 4 April 2019 from 3-5pm in the Randolph Stow Room at the Geraldton Regional Library.

Ideas submitted at the session will inform the development of the Rocks Laneway Public Arts Strategy and Place Management Plan.

For more information on the project, visit the city website www.cgg.wa.gov.au


Council cuts red tape to activate CBD

Parklet trial in front of the Geraldton Regional Library

Parklet trial in front of the Geraldton Regional Library

Retailers and restaurateurs in the CBD will no longer need to seek approval from the City to activate the streets in front of their businesses.

The recently endorsed ‘Activating Thoroughfares in the City Centre’ Policy cuts red tape by pre-approving a range of activities so people can enjoy outdoor areas.

City of Greater Geraldton Mayor Shane Van Styn said the policies were about bringing the CBD to life.

“One of the key objectives of revitalising the City centre is to create comfortable and exciting places and streets people want to visit and will enjoy,” he said.

“By getting rid of the bureaucratic process we are encouraging businesses to use the footpaths and thoroughfares for a greater range of activities.

“The goal is to make it as easy as possible for retailers and restaurateurs to utilise this space so they can go ahead and do what is best for them.”

The Activating Thoroughfares in the City Policy utilises existing paving treatments for retailers to locate the pre-approved areas for activities such as outdoor dining, advertising, sale of goods or the beautification of streetscape with plants or others objects.

The Rocks Laneway, currently under construction, is also set to activate the City centre with a range of community events and activities.

Council also adopted the Parklet Local Planning Policy, which will enable businesses in the CBD to create small public parks in the existing streetscape by transforming an existing car parking space.

Mayor Van Styn said the successful parklet trial held in the CBD last year was the driving force behind the new policy.

“In June 2017, the City partnered with Pollinators to undertake a parklet trial in a couple of locations in the CBD,” he said.

“Community feedback on the trial was extremely positive with almost 80 per cent of the people who responded to a community survey stating they enjoyed using the parklets and 87 per cent wanted to see more parklets throughout the CBD.”

If you have any ideas on how you would like to use the Rocks Laneway spaces which includes an undercover area in the former Rocks building and open air spaces in a revamped Clock Tower Square and the Post Office Lane share to activate the CBD, you can have your say on City on the website www.cgg.wa.gov.au

Whitehill Road sand nourishment works

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The City of Greater Geraldton wishes to advise sand nourishment works along the Whitehill Road coastal reserve will commence on Monday 25 March for a period of one week.

Works, which include the placement of 2000m3 of sand along the foreshore reserve as an adjunct to the two low crest Geotextile Sand Container groynes, are partially funded by a Department of Transport Coastal Adaptation and Protection grant.

Members of the community are requested to exercise caution and obey all warning signs and directions from authorised City personnel and contractors.

The City apologises for any inconvenience these works may cause.

If you have any queries please contact the City on (08) 9956 6600 or email council@cgg.wa.gov.au.

Nominations sought for Stakeholder Consultation Committee

Aerial shot of the Port of Geraldton  Credit: Joshua Miles

Aerial shot of the Port of Geraldton 
Credit: Joshua Miles

Mid West Ports Authority is seeking nominations for its Stakeholder Consultation Committee from community members interested in the planning, operation and development activities of MWPA.

The purpose of the newly formed committee is to provide a forum for communication and discussion between MWPA and representatives of the community and stakeholder groups on matters directly relating to the Port of Geraldton and the overall Port Authority.

Nominations are being sought from local residents and community group representatives inside the City of Greater Geraldton.

MWPA Chief Executive Officer Rochelle Macdonald said the committee would help inform MWPAs decision-making process by providing a consultative role.

“We recognise MWPA plays an important role in supporting our community, the region and state economy,” she said.

“We also understand that the aspirations, concerns and overall success of the community in which we operate is a key factor in how our own performance is measured.

“This is why the Stakeholder Consultation Committee will play an important role in the future of both the Port and community.

“It will establish good working relationships and promote and facilitate two-way communication and information sharing between MWPA, the local community and a number of stakeholder groups.”

The committee will have several items on the agenda, including MWPAs strategic plans, projects, management plans, monitoring and audit results, community concerns and complaint resolutions and upcoming community events and initiatives.

The committee, which will comprise of 16 members, will meet a minimum of four times annually and will be appointed for a period of two years.

Dr Macdonald said she encouraged anyone interested to apply.

“We want a variety of voices on the committee to best represent the overall community,” she said.

“You have the opportunity to be part of the very first committee of this kind and have your opinion heard on the future of our region.”

Nominations close 5pm, April 5, 2019.

For more information or to submit a nomination form, visit http://bit.ly/MWPAscc

For enquiries, email communications@midwestports.com.au

March Business After Hours

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Next Wednesday 27 march, marks our second Business After Hours for the year and we have partnered with

Geraldton Grammar School
&
Geraldton Community Energy

Entertainment will include the gorgeous angelic sounds of She Lion, delicious canapes by Tarts & Co, photobooth by Magic Mirror and a chance to win the door prize by showing us how good you can power up the energy driven bike!

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At Geraldton Grammar School, we provide an outstanding K-12 educational experience with whole school programs that foster continual development. We are small enough to care and cater for the interests and academic readiness of each child, yet large enough to challenge all students.

Rated the top country school in Western Australia for 2018; we empower all students with the knowledge to achieve, the passion to inspire, and the path to motivate. Geraldton Grammar School provides an outstanding educational experience on a beautiful campus, providing an award-winning music program, enviable Mandarin curriculum; and an extensive camps program.

School website

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Our goal at Geraldton Community Energy is to lower the price of electricity for Geraldton customers, improve the reliability of supply and offer a cleaner energy solution. It will be built by Geraldton businesses for Geraldton customers, keeping the money we all spend on electricity in the community.

Come along to the next Business After Hours & have a friendly chat with us about how your family & business would benefit from Geraldton Community Energy.

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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 www.cgg.wa.gov.au.

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.

Cathedral Avenue light renewal works

The City of Greater Geraldton wishes to advise it will be replacing a streetlight on Cathedral Avenue between Chapman Road and Marine Terrace on Sunday 17 March 2018.

Works will take place between 6am and 2pm with a partial closure of the road and footpath in effect during this time. Traffic management will be in place and motorists and pedestrians are advised to exercise caution and obey all warning signs and direction from authorised City personnel and contractors.

The City apologises for any inconvenience these works may cause.

If you have any queries please contact the City on (08) 9956 6600 or email council@cgg.wa.gov.au

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New footpath construction in Spalding

The City of Greater Geraldton wishes to advise works are currently underway to construct new footpaths on Webberton Road between Anderson Street and Foodbank and on Anderson Street between Mitchell Street and Webberton Road and will take approximately six weeks to complete.

These works are part of the approximate 5000m of new footpaths being constructed this financial year.

The anticipated hours of work will be from 7am to 6pm and traffic management will be in place during this time.

Members of the community are requested to exercise caution and obey all warning signs and directions from authorised City personnel and contractors.

The City apologises for any inconvenience these works may cause.

If you have any queries please contact the City on (08) 9956 6600 or email council@cgg.wa.gov.au

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Youth precinct maintenance works

The City of Greater Geraldton wishes to advise it will be undertaking maintenance works in the Youth Precinct on Tuesday 12 March for a period of approximately four days.

Works include the painting of concrete steps and various pieces of playground equipment.

To ensure community safety, fencing will be in place during this time.

Members of the community are requested to exercise caution and obey all warning signs and directions from authorised City personnel and contractors.

The City apologises for any inconvenience these works may cause.

If you have any queries please contact the City on (08) 9956 6600 or email council@cgg.wa.gov.au.

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Midwest Gascoyne big winners with BBRF

Communities across the Durack electorate will benefit from a share of more than $4 million in funding under Round 3 of the Federal Government’s highly successful Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF).

Federal Member for Durack and Minister for the Environment Melissa Price said she is delighted that Durack has fared so well in this round and that the Government’s investment in local projects under Round 3 will help grow the economy and build a strong future for Australia’s regions.

“More than $3.2 million of this funding has been allocated to nine projects in the Midwest and Gascoyne, under both the Infrastructure and Community BBRF streams,” she said.

“The projects will benefit these communities which is a great outcome for Durack.

“It is projects such as these that make our regional communities even better places to live, work and raise a family - and also visit, and I’m excited to see the positive difference this funding will make to the community.

“In this round we are also investing more than $70 million in regional tourism infrastructure, to support those many regional communities that rely on tourism to bolster their economy,” said the Minister.

Midwest and Gascoyne successful projects include:

Under the Infrastructure stream:

  • Shire of Mt Magnet for Murchison Region Vermin Cell Fence: $2,250,000 
    The fence will be 1,400 kms, of which 1,074 kms has been constructed and 108 kms under construction. Will create a vermin proof cell encompassing 53 privately operated pastoral stations and nine pastoral stations managed by the WA Government, covering 
    6,536,198 hectares.

  • Shire of Mt Magnet for Extension of Mt Magnet Mining and Pastoral Museum $58,090 
    To generate economic growth in Australia's Golden Outback and increase tourism infrastructure available to visitors, whilst preserving significant historic relics from Western Australia's mining past. 

  • Shire of Meekatharra for Development of Lloyds Plaza: $500,000 
    To revitalise a 1950s building into a multi-purpose facility including visitors centre, cafe, indigenous art gallery, community resource centre, library/museum, conference/training room, hairdresser and two commercial spaces supporting tourism activity.

  • St John Ambulance Northampton: Beating Heart Project – Building community resilience in Northampton: $157,285 
    Aims to provide the best possible essential emergency service to the extended community. Improve facilities to continually meet increasing and changing community demands with a training room/hall, converting current space to reception/administration area and constructing a playground. Will provide inclusive access to amenities.

  • Carnamah North Midlands Project for The Exchange – Carnamah: $59,738 
    Renovation of historic garage building to accommodate local tourism office, local organisations, free community book exchange, co-working/incubation spaces, an arts studio, indoor and outdoor event venue and Indigenous nursery.

  • Shire of Chapman Valley for Bill Hemsley Park Groundwater Access Project: $28,000 
    To secure underground water access to the park community centre and surrounding areas. Parkfalls Estate in the White Peak locality is the fastest growing area within the Shire of Chapman Valley, and this project will support water collection and preservation at this new community hub location.

  • Cue Community Resource Centre for Construction of Cue Heritage Discovery Centre: $133,865 
    To expand tourism infrastructure in Australia’s Golden Outback through construction of Cue’s only heritage discovery centre.

Under the Community investment stream:

  • Gascoyne River ABC Foundation for Gascoyne Aboriginal Tourism Corridor: $61,995 
    To deliver a strategic plan and regional leadership program focusing on Aboriginal tourism in remote communities across the Gascoyne. Will involve meeting with regional stakeholders in different locations to assess needs to inform creation of the strategic plan. Upon plan’s completion, further consultation will be conducted with identified tourism operators to provide mentoring, training, and support regarding the plan.

  • Shire of Shark Bay – to measure the economic conditions of the local business sector in Denham: $20,000
    To commission external consultants to provide an economic study of the local business sector giving a better understanding in implementing sustainable economic strategic planning and employment creation.