Anketell port and rail on track with infrastructure agreement
The City of Karratha has welcomed the latest development of the West Pilbara Iron Ore Project that will see the construction of a new deep water port at Anketell and railway to support the growth of additional mining in the region.
Swan Lake floats into Hearson Cove for night at the ballet
The sandy shores of Hearson Cove will become a beach of a different kind next month when the Australian Ballet’s critically acclaimed Swan Lake is broadcast in the Pilbara for the first time for the 2014 Red Earth Arts Festival Ballet on the Beach.
Extensions given for PUPP payments
An extra three months will be given to City of Karratha property owners to pay their Pilbara Underground Power Project service charge while Council considers the possibility of further payment options.
Line up announced for biggest arts fest in the North West
Program details for the region’s biggest arts festival have been announced with a huge line up of events set for the 2014 Red Earth Arts Festival.
Business and education the focus of China mission
A delegation from the City of Karratha led by Mayor Peter Long will visit China next week to discuss business, education and cultural exchange opportunities.
Public art to light up revamped airport terminal
Three unique public art installations featuring video images of the Pilbara and printed artworks developed by local artists are set to adorn the $35 million Karratha Airport Terminal upgrade project.
Mayor hears PUPP concerns
Property owners have had their say about the Pilbara Underground Power Project rally this morning with Mayor Peter Long, Councilors, Brendon Grylls MP and Horizon Power representatives in attendance to listen to their concerns.
Re-zoning to help City Centre take shape
Proposed changes to zoning in the Karratha city centre are set to continue the transformation of the central business area.
The changes give greater flexibility of uses for the new hospital, with the ability to include ancillary uses such as medical consulting rooms, pharmacy, offices and retail on the site. A site for a future aged care facility in Karratha has also been created on Balmoral Road.
Business owners in Crane Circle will also benefit from the draft amendments with the area now reverting to allow a greater mix of uses with the traditional commercial uses on the ground floor and the opportunity for residential uses on higher floors.
Local sports clubs braced for new members
The number of kids joining sport and recreation clubs in City of Karratha should soon increase, thanks to a unique partnership between the State Government and the City of Karratha.
KidSport aims to increase the number of participating children and recruit more volunteers to cope with the additional members. KidSport offers subsidised membership fees for kids aged 5–18 years to join local sport or recreation clubs.
Children who previously may not have been able to take part in sport and recreation due to financial constraints will be eligible for membership fee subsidies of up to $200 per year. There is no limit to the number of children per family.
China trip forges stronger relationships for trade and education
A productive meeting with senior executives from Baosteel has capped off a highly successful delegation from the City of Karratha to China.
The meeting covered issues including the cost of doing business in the Pilbara, native title and environmental approvals for Baosteel’s investment.
City of Karratha Deputy Mayor John Lally said the meeting highlighted the importance of international engagement to continue to build the local economy.