A new multipurpose community hub for Dampier is on the cusp of becoming a reality following the completion of detailed design for the $18 million facility.
The City of Karratha will call for tenders in November for the construction of the Dampier Community Hub with site works anticipated to start as early as February 2015.
City of Karratha Mayor Peter Long welcomed the latest development and said the addition of new facilities and services had been a long time coming for the Dampier community.
“I’m thrilled we have progressed to the next stage of the Dampier hub project and can soon begin building this fantastic new area for the people of Dampier,” Cr Long said.
“We have been working closely with the local community to ensure the hub appropriately caters for their needs and I’m confident we will deliver an iconic yet functional precinct that the community will get a lot of use out of over the years.”
“The new hub precinct will incorporate the existing Dampier community hall and include a new early learning centre, library, coffee hut and a number of multipurpose community rooms and meeting spaces that will be suitable for a range of uses,” he added.
The Dampier Community Hub is funded by Rio Tinto, the State Government and the City of Karratha with further funding being sought from Lotterywest.
As part of the project Rio Tinto will transfer three parcels of land currently occupied by the Dampier community hall and library, skate park and fire station for the long-term ownership and management by the City of Karratha.