City of Karratha

Funding secured for multimillion dollar foreshore redevelopment

02 Jul 2019

The final funding partner for a multimillion dollar redevelopment of the Dampier foreshore has now been secured with a contribution from the State Government through Lotterywest.

The $13.6 million Dampier Palms and Hampton Oval redevelopment is set to transform the Dampier foreshore, offering residents and visitors an enhanced coastal recreation experience and improved beach amenity.

City of Karratha Mayor Peter Long said it was great to have the State Government and local industry join forces to enhance the liveability of Dampier.

“Projects like these are simply not possible without the ongoing and generous support of funding partners and we are thrilled to have both Rio Tinto and Lotterywest on board,” Cr Long said.

“The Dampier Palms and Hampton Oval redevelopment is going to be an incredible asset for residents of, and visitors to, the City of Karratha and works on the ground are well underway.”

Rio Tinto Acting General Manager Ports Dampier and Marine Tim McDougall said that Rio Tinto and the City of Karratha worked closely together on a shared vision for the town that aimed to increase the vibrancy and liveability of the region for years to come.

“This partnership will enhance community facilities and infrastructure, which will benefit the whole region,” he said.

Member for Pilbara Kevin Michel MLA said the project would transform the Dampier foreshore.

“As the Member for Pilbara, I am proud that the McGowan Government, through Lotterywest, is supporting the Dampier Palms and Hampton Oval redevelopment,” Hon Michel said.

We have the opportunity here to breathe new life into Dampier, and transform the Dampier foreshore for locals and tourists to enjoy.”

The City is working closely with the contractors and the Dampier Community Association to minimise disruption to the foreshore and Hampton Oval and enable access to local events throughout the construction period.

Works are anticipated to be complete by the end of the year.

The Dampier Palms and Hampton Oval redevelopment project is proudly supported by Rio Tinto, Lotterywest and the City of Karratha.

Funding breakdown information:
City of Karratha - $9.6 million
Rio Tinto - $2.5 million
Lotterywest - $1.4 million

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Pictured: City of Karratha Dampier Ward Councillor Georgia Evans, Deputy Mayor Grant Cucel, Member for Pilbara MLA Kevin Michel and Rio Tinto Acting General Manager Ports Dampier and Marine Tim McDougall at the site.