City of Greater Geraldton looks to youngsters for feedback on youth precinct as equipment reaches end of life

Anna CoxGeraldton Guardian
The City of Greater Geraldton is calling for ideas to revitalise its foreshore youth precinct.
Camera IconThe City of Greater Geraldton is calling for ideas to revitalise its foreshore youth precinct. Credit: Stephen Scourfield/The West Australian

The City of Greater Geraldton is calling on the community, particularly young people, for feedback on how to revitalise its foreshore youth precinct.

Since the precinct opened in 2016, the sun, salt, sand and wind have taken their toll on the equipment and nearly half has been removed, with more equipment soon to reach its end of life.

Instead of replacing the equipment, the city is looking to redevelop the area into a hub with activities and opportunities for young people.

Mayor Jerry Clune is encouraging residents to provide innovative ideas on how the space could look and what to include in a new masterplan for the area.

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“I’d like to invite young people, their family members and their friends to share with us what types of activities could be included in the redevelopment,” he said.

The elements up for review include the quantity of shaded space, adequate space to sit down, and if the equipment is still meeting the needs of young people.

“There are a lot of options to consider and with your ideas we can create a space that resonates with the interests and aspirations of the young people of Geraldton,” Mr Clune said.

Participants who submit feedback will go in the draw to win a $100 Buy Local Greater Geraldton gift card.

Paper copies of the survey are also available at the Civic Centre at 63 Cathedral Avenue and the Geraldton Regional Library at 37 Marine Terrace, with the survey closing at 9am on April 11.

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