Funding boon for City projects

Council has been successful in securing more than $1.3 million in external grants to help fund a number of important community projects across the City of Karratha.

Successful grants which were announced recently by the State Government include $300,000 for the Nickol West Park expansion, $280,000 for the Karratha Bowling Club synthetic green and retractable shade project and $200,000 for a shared path along Millstream Road from Searipple Road to Lockyer Street.

An additional $55,000 was secured to prepare a Local Biodiversity Strategy and $550,000 for the proposed Dampier Artificial Reef.

City of Karratha Mayor Peter Long said funding through grant programs enabled the City to deliver more community services and facilities.

“The City undertakes a huge amount of work each year to improve the quality of infrastructure and services available to the community,” Cr Long said.

“While these are budgeted for in Council’s long-term financial planning, securing additional funding through third-party sources means we can bring forward and expand on these improvements, delivering better outcomes for our community.”

“The City has a number of projects and funding applications under consideration this year and we are hopeful that our high success rate will continue.”