Hon Alannah MacTiernan MLC

Hon Alannah MacTiernan MLC

Minister for Regional Development; Agriculture and Food; Ports; Minister Assisting the Minister for State Development, Jobs and Trade

    Funding to fast-track Margaret River Main Street final stage

    31/07/2020 4:15 PM
     
    • McGowan Government to invest $3.08 million to complete final stage of the Margaret River Main Street Makeover
    • Works to be completed in time for summer tourism period
    • Part of WA Recovery Plan to create local jobs and support economic bounce-back 

    A $3.08 million investment from the McGowan Government will fast-track the third and final stage of the Margaret River Main Street Makeover, as part of efforts to drive economic recovery following the impact of COVID-19.

     

    Regional Development Minister Alannah MacTiernan today visited Margaret River to announce funding that will allow the remaining component of the project to go ahead, putting more jobs in the pipeline for locals.

     

    The project is set to further stimulate work opportunities for local contractors and suppliers as part of the McGowan Government's WA Recovery Plan.

     

    South-West based company, Busselton Civil and Plant Hire has been appointed as the lead contractor for stage three on the Shire of Augusta Margaret River-led project, which boasts a strong track record for local content.

     

    About 90 jobs have so far been generated by the transformation which is aimed at creating a more attractive, welcoming and accessible town centre.

     

    Key features include a festival precinct, safer intersections, outdoor seating, lighting, a cycle lane and bike racks, paving, and stormwater upgrades.

     

    Stage three of the project involves civil, electrical and landscaping works for the 'Hill Precinct' between Willmott Avenue up to the new Wallcliffe Road roundabout.

     

    The State Government funding will enable the project to be delivered in one go, flowing on from the first two stages, without the need to cause another period of disruption in the future if works were to be carried out at a later date.

     

    Comments attributed to Regional Development Minister Alannah MacTiernan:

     

    "Through the WA Recovery Plan, we're getting the WA economy back on track with shovel-ready projects that drive employment and also improve amenity.

     

    "We've fast-tracked this funding to minimise disruption to local traders and provide a jobs boost for the local economy.

     

    "The Main Street redevelopment will be a boost to the local tourism industry, helping this sector to bounce back after it was devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic."

     

    Minister's office - 6552 6200