07/11/2011 - 14:57

Grylls commits $65m to Karratha town centre

07/11/2011 - 14:57

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The state government has committed $65 million to complete the first two stages of a new city centre in Karratha.

Lands Minister Brendon Grylls said the works would involve the creation of a new main street along Sharpe Avenue, tree lined streetscapes along other town centre roads and the relocation of the Karratha Seniors Village to Warambie Estate.

“This is an important project for Karratha in developing it into a world-class city and become the premier City of the North in Western Australia,” the Minister said.

“It will provide a greatly improved public amenity, create a number of commercial development lots which in turn provide opportunities for private sector investment and commercial development.”

Mr Grylls said some boundary realignments and facility relocations would be required to implement the project, including the relocation of the Karratha Seniors’ Village.

“To facilitate this project, a major community engagement program led by LandCorp and the Shire of Roebourne was conducted to work with the seniors and their families,” he said.

“Through consultation we are confident we have now reached a desirable solution that all parties are happy with.”

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