Alannah MacTiernan

Alannah MacTiernan

Minister for Planning and Infrastructure

John Bowler

John Bowler

Former Minister for Local Government; Employment Protection; Racing and Gaming; Goldfields-Esperance and Great Southern

    $400,000 contract signals more progress on golf course project

    27/07/2006 8:26 PM

    Creation of Kalgoorlie-Boulder’s world-class golf course and resort, and residential estate is progressing, with the award of a $400,000 civil works contract.

    Planning and Infrastructure Minister Alannah MacTiernan and Goldfields-Esperance Minister John Bowler inspected progress on the project today with representatives of the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder and golf course developer Kalgoorlie-Boulder Golf and Spa Resort.

    Ms MacTiernan said the contract for constructing a new sewer main beneath the golf course was part of the Government’s commitment to delivering necessary infrastructure for the project.

    “These works will allow the project developer to continue shaping the fairways of the Graham Marsh designed course,” she said.

    “A second contract currently being negotiated with Ertech will provide the remaining infrastructure for the golf course, resort and a residential estate.”

    Ms MacTiernan said the second phase would include:
    • connection of the sewer main to the city's sewerage system via an extension to near Usher Park;
    • construction of the Aslett Drive extension from the intersection of Graham Street to the resort site entrance; and
    • provision of infrastructure including power, water, gas and telecommunications.
    “When the works are completed, LandCorp will begin constructing Stage 1 of the Golf Course Estate, which includes 90 single residential lots and some medium density land for group housing,” she said.

    “The first release of lots fronting the golf course is scheduled to coincide with the opening of the course in December 2007, but if there is clear demand, we have the capacity to bring it forward.”

    Mr Bowler said the contractor Ertech Pty Ltd was a Western Australian engineering business with an office in Kalgoorlie-Boulder and substantial Goldfields experience.

    “The golf course project will help the city and the region build on the prosperity being created by the State’s resources boom,” he said

    “We have the potential to become Australia’s premium inland tourism destination.”

    Also, 24 lots of 28 available in Stage 1 of LandCorp’s Karlkurla Rise residential development in Kalgoorlie were sold at a public ballot conducted by the Western Australian Electoral Commission today.

    The lots on offer ranged in size from 617sqm to 1,256sqm and were priced between $95,000 and $188,000. Those remaining would be sold by private treaty.

    Ms MacTiernan, who drew the first ballot, said the level of interest suggested that land supply was currently keeping up with demand in Kalgoorlie-Boulder.

    Minister for Planning and Infrastructure's office: (08) 9213 6400
    Minister for Goldfields-Esperance office: (08) 9222 9699