City of Karratha

Andover Park Redevelopment Gets Underway

16 Jul 2020

Roebourne’s Andover Park will receive a significant upgrade in coming months, after the site is handed over to the contractors on Monday 20 July 2020. The $1.9 million project will enhance the park’s accessibility, safety and usability for the community and visitors.

 

Roebourne’s Andover Park will receive a significant upgrade in coming months, after the site is handed over to the contractors on Monday 20 July 2020. The $1.9 million project will enhance the park’s accessibility, safety and usability for the community and visitors.

 

The first stage of the project involves upgrading the junior play space with new play equipment, barbecues, and lighting, together with a new youth space incorporating a basketball hard court, and cinema wall, with both receiving new seating and shade devices. A yarning circle, boundary fencing and large multipurpose grassed space will complete the redevelopment.

 

City of Karratha Mayor Peter Long said Council recognised the significance of the park as a safe space for the community and was working closely with the Yirramagardu Community Association (YCA) to provide an increased level of amenity.

“We’re pleased to be working closely with YCA to deliver a multipurpose park for the Roebourne community and visitors,” Cr Long said.

 

 “The City has engaged Roebourne-based Indigenous contractor Yurra to carry out the redevelopment, as part of our commitment to supporting local business.”

 

“It’s great to see this redevelopment getting underway today, with YCA Chair Person Ruth Ellis gifting us a tree symbolizing the life force of nature and every plant, animal, rock and river to the Ngarluma people today during the site handover.”

 

Ruth Ellis, YCA Chairperson said “We appreciate the input that we’ve been able to have on this project at Andover Park. It’s going to be a great asset to Roebourne and it will certainly be used by all.”

MLA Kevin Michel said “It’s fantastic to see the Andover Park upgraded for all of the local Roebourne community to enjoy.”

Lotterywest has contributed a significant amount of funding towards this redevelopment “The McGowan Government is proud to support the Roebourne community and create local jobs on projects such as the Andover Park redevelopment through Lotterywest.”

The anticipated completion date of the redevelopment is late October 2020, with a community celebration planned for the official re-opening.

 

Access to the southern portion of the park and the amenities will be largely maintained, where possible, for the full duration of the construction period.

Further information about the project is available online at:

https://karratha.wa.gov.au/andover-park-redevelopment

 

Picture L-R MLA Kevin Michel, YCA Treasurer Val Walker, YCA Chair Ruth Ellis, YCA Member Kathy Brooker, Cr Gary Bailey