Long-awaited $625,000 GRAMS Reserve redevelopment to be completed by January
The City of Greater Geraldton is set to take another step in beautifying its outer suburbs, with construction to begin soon on long-awaited upgrades to GRAMS Reserve.
The $625,000 project, set to start this week, aims to expand the park’s sport and recreation facilities with a skate/scooter track and half-court basketball zone added near the playground.
Two art sculptures will sprout up near the park’s entrance on Rifle Range Road, while a colourful art mural will be painted on the water tank. Lotterywest contributed $530,000 towards the works, with the remainder funded through the City.
Mayor Shane Van Styn said the project plans and art work concepts for the upgrade were developed in consultation with the community.
“Students from Champion Bay Senior High School participated in a series of on-site and in-school workshops at the beginning of the project,” he said.
“They worked closely with the landscape architect to develop ideas and guiding project principles such as cohesion, healing and flow while including themes from the City’s public art strategy in the plan. “Selected students from Champion Bay Senior High School then worked with public artists George Domahidy and Pavel Perina to develop the concepts for the art work.”
Local contractors Crothers Construction will take charge of the redevelopment, with the project expected to be completed by January.
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