Bird’s eye view gives great Karratha impression

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City of Karratha councillors Robin Vandenberg, Daniel Scott, Evette Smeathers, Bart Parsons and Geoff Harris at the upgraded Tank Hill lookout.
Camera IconCity of Karratha councillors Robin Vandenberg, Daniel Scott, Evette Smeathers, Bart Parsons and Geoff Harris at the upgraded Tank Hill lookout. Credit: Pilbara News, Tom Zaunmayr

Karratha’s most popular lookout has received a face lift to give visitors a more welcoming first glimpse of the town.

Tank Hill lookout above the Karratha Visitor Centre now features a suspended viewing platform with high-powered binoculars, upgraded signs, parking and a freshly graded track to improve access for smaller vehicles.

Until now facilities had been limited to a few benches and a degraded access track.

City of Karratha Mayor Peter Long said it was good to finally have a dedicated lookout.

“Already the lookout has been hugely popular with the community and tourists, attracting dozens of visitors daily,” he said.

The new lookout, a project undertaken by the City of Karratha and Karratha Community Association, came in slightly under its $400,000 budget.

Other recent lookout improvements include Aboriginal warrior statues at Mt Welcome lookout in Roebourne and Radio Hill lookout above the Leisureplex, and new viewing platforms in Point Samson and Dampier.

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