City of Karratha

Art on the agenda of Dampier redevelopment

26 Feb 2019

A multimillion-dollar redevelopment of the Dampier foreshore has progressed to the next stage, with Council nominating two preferred tenderers for contracts this month.

The $10.7m Dampier Palms and Hampton Oval redevelopment will significantly enhance the existing amenity of the foreshore and provide an outstanding recreational facility.

City of Karratha Mayor Peter Long said public art was a key element of the project’s design.

“The proposed scope of works include a feature artwork near the entry to The Palms and additional installations throughout the development,” Cr Long said.

“Designs will be finalised in coming months and are expected to incorporate the elements of wind, water, iron, hydrogen, carbon, sodium and chlorine to reflect our coastal lifestyle and locally-produced minerals.”

“This ambitious redevelopment continues Council’s work to improve foreshores so our towns offer attractive coastal experiences for our community and visitors and it is great to see it moving ahead.”

After reviewing three proposals, Council nominated Engage Create Connect as the recommended tenderer for the $230,000 contract at a meeting last week.

Council also considered tenders for the Dampier pavilion refurbishment. The refurbishment includes relocating the change rooms and kiosk to create an open undercover area.

Council nominated Mitie Construction as the recommended tenderer for the $400,000 contract.

The City has worked closely with the community to develop plans for the project, which includes a sand renourishment trial.

The trial will involve relocating up to 7,000 cubic metres of sand from the southern end of Hampton Harbour Beach to the northern end to improve beach amenity.

Works will be coordinated with the successful contractor for the Dampier Palms and Hampton Oval redevelopment to minimise disruption to the public.