Hon Dean Nalder BBus GradDip(AppFin&Inv) MLA

Hon Dean Nalder BBus GradDip(AppFin&Inv) MLA

Former Minister for Agriculture and Food; Transport

    Major boost to public space at Port Geographe

    8/08/2014 12:00 AM
     
    • $3.28million tender awarded to create new community recreation space at Port Geographe
    • To include sheltered picnic areas, meeting places and pathways
    • Community-endorsed Port Geographe Landscape Concept will complete $28.15million reconfiguration project
    The $28.15million reconfiguration of the coastline at Port Geographe will enter its final stage next month when landscape contractors start work on the creation of a new recreation space for the local community.     
     
    Transport Minister Dean Nalder said the centrepiece of the Port Geographe Landscape Concept was a universal access boardwalk linking a purpose-built picnic area to the new sheltered swimming lagoon.
     
    “A two-kilometre network of wide multi-purpose pathways will also link four secondary meeting places (Western Beach, Eastern Breakwater, Marina Entrance and Eastern Beach) with seating and shelters,” Mr Nalder said.
     
    Bunbury-based LD TOTAL has been awarded the State Government’s $3.28million landscaping contract by the Department of Transport and work is scheduled to begin on site within the next month.
     
    The work, which includes constructing about two kilometres of path, laying around 3,500 square metres of grass and planting more than 200 trees is expected to be completed by early 2015.
     
    The Minister said there was extensive consultation undertaken with the City of Busselton and key community members through the Port Geographe Community Forum to determine a sustainable landscape design concept.
     
    “Following a community comment period in January, the final design concept was endorsed by the City of Busselton,” he said.
     
    The concept also includes an exciting naturescape play area, exercise equipment, adequate beach access points to enhance the preservation of the coastal dune system, and coastal native planting.
     
           Fact File
    • Bunbury-based landscape architects Design Workroom designed the landscape
    • LD TOTAL has completed similar projects at Back Beach, Bunbury; Dawson Estate Vasse; Koombana Bay Foreshore, Bunbury; and Albany Waterfront
    • The reconfiguration of rock structures at Port Geographe was completed in June
    • Additional sand nourishment works were undertaken in July at Wonnerup
    Minister’s office - 6552 6400