Council adopts revitalisation plan

Plans to improve the long term development potential, liveability, connectivity and amenity in Karratha’s most established suburbs continue to move forward with Council adopting the Karratha Revitalisation Strategy at the October Council Meeting last Monday night.

The strategy is a guide for the future development and improvement of Millars Well, Pegs Creek and Bulgarra, providing a long term plan for the three neighbourhoods.

Recommended changes and enhancements across these suburbs include change in zoning in some areas to facilitate the development of a range of housing types, streetscaping, an improved movement network and the amenity provisions of parks and open spaces.

City of Karratha Mayor Peter Long said planning would now get underway for the implementation of the strategy with community consultation to continue throughout.

“The Karratha Revitalisation Strategy looks back on how these neighbourhoods were developed and how things can be improved, without losing the qualities of those areas that people value,” Cr Long said.

“We’ve had a lot of technical analysis and really good community input in developing the strategy which has helped to guide our planning so far and we will continue to consult as the project moves into implementation stages,” he said.

“Our next steps are to look at possible staging and cost estimates of recommended streetscape enhancement works to decide which areas will be upgraded first.”

More information on the Karratha Revitalisation Strategy can be found at www.karratha.wa.gov.au/KRS.