Local artwork to feature in revamped Marine Terrace laneway in Geraldton
Community artwork will feature heavily in a revamped Marine Terrace laneway through a series of light boxes.
The existing “Post Office Laneway”, between Chapman Road and Marine Terrace, will receive a facelift as part of the $2.2 million Rocks Laneway Project.
The project will connect Chapman Road to the foreshore with pedestrian walkways.
Upgrades in Post Office Laneway will include benches, a colourful wildflower graphic on the walls and ground, along with illuminated light boxes mounted on the side of the Telstra building.
A Public Art Strategy is also being developed by the City of Greater Geraldton, which will offer local artists opportunities to display their work in the CBD.
On Marine Terrace a ‘Ghost Office’ will be installed, depicting the outline of the old post office which was controversially demolished in 1979.
Across the terrace the former Rocks Newsagency building – bought by the City late last year – will be transformed into a pedestrian laneway, community hub and flexible space for events and activities.
The project has now gone out for early tender notification.
Construction is expected to be completed by September 2019.
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