Local artwork to feature in revamped Marine Terrace laneway in Geraldton

Staff reporterGeraldton Guardian
Illuminated light boxes will be installed on the Telstra building in the Post Office laneway as part of the Rocks Laneway project. The light boxes will showcase community artwork.
Camera IconIlluminated light boxes will be installed on the Telstra building in the Post Office laneway as part of the Rocks Laneway project. The light boxes will showcase community artwork. Credit: City of Greater 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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