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Dampier foreshore development plans move ahead

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Sunset at Hampton Oval for DCA's Twilight Christmas Markets and 50th Anniversary Celebrations.
Camera IconSunset at Hampton Oval for DCA's Twilight Christmas Markets and 50th Anniversary Celebrations. Credit: Shannon Beattie/Shannon Beattie

The ball is rolling on the multi-million-dollar upgrade to the Dampier Foreshore, with council nominating two preferred tenderers for contracts last month.

Dampier Palms and Hampton Oval are set to undergo a $10.7 million revamp which will enhance the foreshore and provide an outstanding recreational facility.

Public art is going to be a key part of the new development, and council nominated Engage Create Connect as the recommended tenderer for a $230,000 contract at a meeting last week.

City of Karratha Mayor Peter Long said the proposed scope of works include a feature artwork near the entry to The Palms and additional installations throughout the development.

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“Designs will be finalised in coming months and are expected to incorporate the elements of wind, water, iron, hydrogen, carbon, sodium and chlorine to reflect our coastal lifestyle and locally produced minerals,” he said.

Refurbishment of the Dampier pavilion was also considered.

It is set to include relocating the change rooms and kiosk to create an open undercover area.

Mitie Construction was nominated as the recommended tenderer for that $400,000 contract.

“This ambitious redevelopment continues council’s work to improve foreshores so our towns offer attractive coastal experiences for our community and visitors, and it is great to see it moving ahead,” Mr Long said.

Works will be co-ordinated with the successful contractor for the Dampier Palms and Hampton Oval redevelopment to minimise disruption to the public.

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