City of Karratha

Annual Report highlights City liveability

30 Jan 2019

Improved liveability was a strong theme running through the City of Karratha 2017-18 Annual Report endorsed by Council at the Annual Electors Meeting in December.

The opening of the new Red Earth Arts Precinct and delivery of enhanced amenity and services indicate the City’s vision to become Australia’s most liveable regional city is on track.

Additional highlights include the distribution of more than $1.3million in community and business development grants, a total local procurement spend of more than $62million and the expansion of Nickol West Park, our network of footpaths and continued roads maintenance.

City of Karratha Mayor Peter Long said the 2017-18 annual report provides a comprehensive overview of City of Karratha activities as Council continues its work to become Australia’s most liveable regional city.

“We’ve made some great progress in the last financial year with the completion and opening of our Red Earth Arts Precinct and advanced construction on the Wickham Community Hub. The Point Samson viewing platform is now complete and planning is well advanced for the redevelopment of Dampier Palms and Hampton Oval,” Cr Long said.

“In addition to the progression of these infrastructure projects, we’ve seen the delivery of city services that provide exceptional value to our residents and we’ve been able to focus in on those areas of our performance where more work is required,” he added.

“The City of Karratha is ready for growth and I am extremely proud of all the work we have been able to achieve together over the past financial year.”

An electronic version of this report is available for download at