Manjimup's town centre is set for a major improvement, with a $22.3 million State Government Royalties for Regions investment for Stage 2 of the Manjimup Town Centre Redevelopment Project, as part of the 2016-17 State Budget.
Regional Development Minister Terry Redman said the redevelopment would include the revitalisation of key streets, realignment of town entry points and creation of a tourism hub.
"The aim of the Manjimup town centre redevelopment is to attract people to come and live in Manjimup by developing a vibrant, accessible and functional town centre," he said.
"The transformation will result in an investment-ready Manjimup town centre with a high-quality business tourism precinct.
"Manjimup is an important hub for the agricultural and horticultural industries in the South-West, which the Government is supporting through the Royalties for Regions investments in the Southern Forests Food Council and Manjimup Premium Food Centre."
Mr Redman said the Manjimup Timber and Heritage Park would be transformed into a multi-purpose attraction including conference and function facilities, indigenous exhibition areas, a community garden, recreation facilities and cultural display areas.
Treasurer Mike Nahan said the Manjimup Town Centre Redevelopment Stage 2 was a key project in Manjimup's SuperTowns growth plan and was being funded through the $600 million Growing Our South initiative.
"Growing Our South continues to build a stronger economy by increasing investment, attracting new businesses and visitors, and creating jobs and opportunities for people living and working in regional Western Australia," Dr Nahan said.
$600 million will be invested through the Growing Our South initiative to revitalise the Peel, Great Southern, Wheatbelt and South-West regions
Since 2008, the State Government has invested $6.9 billion into more than 3,700 Royalties for Regions-funded projects and programs, including transfers to the Future Fund and other Special Purpose Accounts
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