Lotterywest Grant Received by Shire of Carnarvon President

Published on Wednesday, 10 April 2024 at 5:42:10 PM

Yesterday the Shire of Carnarvon President, Eddie Smith was thrilled to receive the $3.357 million grant from our major supporter Lotterywest, which was presented to him by Peter Foster MLC. This grant will be dedicated to endorsing the implementation of Phase One of the Carnarvon Activation Plan, this phase is scheduled to be delivered over two years, commencing in mid-2024.
The projects to be completed in this phase include:
• The Tramway Walk Trail: This will feature a new Whitlock Island shelter, a healing space, trail furniture, and signage translated into the local Indigenous language, Yinggarda.
• Van Dongen Park: This space will be revitalised to be family-friendly, incorporating facilities such as a new playground, fresh landscaping, and day-use facilities.
• Public Art: Utilising the Art Hub, local artists will design artworks to be placed around Carnarvon.
• Civic Centre: A large digital display screen will be installed outside the Civic Centre for the promotion and marketing of our region.
• Town Oval: This area will receive an upgrade, including a community outdoor stage, furniture, and art.
Phase One of the Activation Plan is the inaugural step towards a series of eight interconnected projects, to activate the town centre. Formal support from key stakeholders including the Gascoyne Development Commission, Tourism WA, WA Police, and Yinggarda Aboriginal Corporation highlights the collaborative effort driving the plan's success.
Shire President Eddie Smith expressed his appreciation, stating “The successful funding application marks a significant milestone in the realisation of the Activation Plan. With Lotterywest’s generous support, we will grow and enhance our community in more ways than one. As a Shire, we are dedicated to providing spaces for our community to enjoy and connect with one another.”
Looking ahead, the Shire remains committed to ensuring continued public and stakeholder involvement throughout the project's final design stages, reinforcing its commitment to inclusive community development.

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