31 July 2014

Latest piece to funding puzzle to make Dampier hub a reality

The State Government is the latest funding partner on board for the Dampier Community Hub project following the announcement of $6.5 million under the Royalties for Regions initiative today.

The funding announced by Minister Terry Redman in Dampier today follows early commitment of $9.4 million from Rio Tinto through their strategic community partnership with the City of Karratha which aims to improve the livability of towns across the region.

City of Karratha Mayor Peter Long said the funding announcement was a great coup for the project and the Dampier community.

“We have been working hard to improve the quality of infrastructure and services in our towns to better reflect the size and stature of our growing community,” Cr Long said.

“The Dampier Community Hub will be the first new piece of major infrastructure for the town in nearly 30 years and will dramatically improve community facilities and services for the town,” he added.

“Through our partnership with Rio Tinto we were able to get the project well underway and have made great progress in planning and detailed design.”

“And now through the State Government’s commitment we are close to finalising our funding requirements for this fantastic facility which will go a long way to revitalising much of Dampier’s ageing public infrastructure and improving services for the community.”

The Dampier Community Hub project is in the final stages of detailed design and is set to begin construction early next year.

The facility will feature a new library, early learning centre, meeting spaces, refurbished community hall and coffee kiosk.

Images of funding announcement and project renders available on request.

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Matthew Jewkes
Communications Officer
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