Western Australia Minister for Regional Development Brendon Grylls
Jurien Bay Foreshore Development Kicks Off
Victor P Taffa
Western Australia Minister for Regional Development Brendon Grylls today launched the $2 Million redevelopment of the Jurien Bay foreshore.
The foreshore project, which received $750,000 from the State Government’s Royalties for Regions Wheatbelt Regional Grants Scheme, includes the construction of a new jetty; soundshell and stage area; and redevelopment of the surrounding foreshore park.
“This funding will assist with the construction of the featured jetty and help attract further investment into the project, which will eventually include a mixed commercial and recreational centre.” Mr. Grylls said.
The project is also being funded through the Shire of Dandaragan’s Country Local Government Fund allocation ($539,000) and an additional $500,000 raised through a special rates system. It has also attracted support from industry, with the Ardross Group contributing $200,000.
“This is a great example of what can be achieved with a strong local focus from the community and the Shire of Dandaragan; and strong partnerships with other stakeholders.” the Minister said.
“The redevelopment of the foreshore will ensure this area is used for a multitude of community events and will be enjoyed by locals and visitors.”
The project is expected to be completed in October 2010, aligning with the increase in visitor numbers expected from the completion of Indian Ocean Drive.
Round two of the Government’s Royalties for Regions Scheme close on February 10, 2010.