Hon Alannah MacTiernan MLC

Hon Alannah MacTiernan MLC

Minister for Regional Development; Agriculture and Food; Hydrogen Industry

    Waroona Town Centre redevelopment gets underway

    25/05/2022 2:30 PM
     
    • Sod turned on Waroona Community Precinct, the centrepiece of the Waroona Town Centre revitalisation
    • McGowan Government delivering on $1.3 million election commitment for Waroona

    The revitalisation of Waroona's Town Centre is officially underway, with work beginning today on the Waroona Community Precinct.

     

    The McGowan Government committed $1.3 million at the 2021 election towards the project to breathe new life into Waroona and help attract more visitors to the town.

     

    The project aims to transform underutilised land in the Waroona Town Centre into an inclusive community precinct.

     

    The precinct will deliver an attractive central focal point for the town, including an events space, skate park, playgrounds, park facilities and tourist amenities.

     

    The revitalised town centre has the potential to attract an additional 23,600 visitors (20 per cent increase) which translates into $840,000 of additional visitor expenditure per annum.

     

    The project has funding support from the State Government, Federal Government, the Shire of Waroona, Alcoa and Lotterywest.

     

    Comments attributed to Regional Development Minister Alannah MacTiernan:

     

    "Waroona has big untapped potential as a tourist stopover point in the Peel region, and we are committed to helping the community achieve its vision for the town.

     

    "The new precinct will revitalise the town centre and will be a central hub for residents as well as an attractive 'stop and stay' destination for visitors to the area.

     

    "We are excited about driving this project forward and delivering on our commitment to Waroona."

     

    Comments attributed to Murray-Wellington MLA Robyn Clarke:

     

    "Waroona is the last stop in the Peel region before the South-West and each weekend has a large influx of tourists passing through.

     

    "This investment of $1.3 million into the town centre will transform the town into a must-stop location for travellers.

     

    "The town centre redevelopment will be a major boost to the local economy creating jobs and more opportunities for local businesses surrounding the redevelopment. I can't wait to see another McGowan Government commitment being delivered."

     

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