Finalising the revitalisation of Tom Price
Improving rain shelter, drainage and landscaping are some of the key improvements set to complete the $10million Tom Price revitalisation project.
The Royalties for Regions funding was granted to the Council in 2009, with $8.95million spent to date. Due to interest accrued over the years, $2.176 million remains available for further works.
Shire President Kerry White stated that the Shire sought input from a broad spectrum of the community to determine how best to spend the remaining funds.
“Councillors, shop owners and the Pilbara Inland Chamber of Commerce and Industry all provided valuable input to help us best direct the final funds,” said Cr White.
“We have prioritised improving rain shelter, drainage, safety and landscaping at the shopping area, and will then look to upgrade lighting and install shade shelter in the town centre car parks if adequate funds remain and the work is feasible.”
The Department of Regional Development and Lands has indicated that they accept the proposed works as they fall within the scope of the funding.
These final works will follow a long list of improvements that have taken place through the $10million Tom Price revitalisation project, with major construction work and upgrades already ensuring the entire community benefits for years to come.