City of Karratha

Dampier Palms and Hampton Oval redevelopment set to break ground

10 Apr 2019

The tender for a multimillion-dollar redevelopment that will transform the Dampier foreshore was awarded this month.

Council nominated Georgiou Group as the preferred tenderer at the March Council meeting, with the contract now finalised.

Georgiou Group is the civil and building construction company behind the $50 million Scarborough Beach redevelopment, which earned them the 2018 Urban Development Institute of Australia Award for Excellence in Government and Public Use.

City of Karratha Mayor Peter Long said all tenders received for the $10.3 million project exceeded the budget.

“Council endorsed the additional $3.3 million required to progress this significant project to be sourced from the 2019-2020 budget,” Cr Long said.

“This brings the City’s contribution to $9.6 million, with Rio Tinto contributing $2.5 million and Lotterywest contributing $1.5 million.

“This ambitious redevelopment continues Council’s work improving foreshores so our towns offer attractive coastal experiences for residents and visitors and it is important to keep the momentum moving.

“It will be a game changer for the Dampier community and I look forward to works commencing in May.”

In January, Council endorsed a historic agreement with Rio Tinto to transfer ownership of land along the foreshore and Hampton Oval, which was required to progress the project.

The Dampier Palms and Hampton Oval redevelopment is anticipated to be complete by the end of the year.

Works to refurbish the pavilion at Hampton Oval are currently underway by contractor Mitie Construction.

These works are expected to take approximately 10 weeks and include significant modifications to the building. There may be some disruption to oval, beach and car park users during construction.

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