Welcome Park to be a cultural link to Karratha town centre
The State Government has confirmed that the funding for Welcome Park in Karratha will come from leftover funds from the Red Earth Arts Precinct project.
Welcome Park, on the corner of Sharpe Avenue and Welcome Road, will serve as the connection between the arts precinct and the city’s revitalised town centre — a cultural park incorporating a footbridge over the small creek and featuring seasonal art installations that reflect the culture, history and essence of the region.
Minister for Regional Development Alannah MacTiernan praised the City of Karratha for the role it played in bringing the project to completion.
“Welcome Park will incorporate traditional Aboriginal design with native plantings and reflective spaces,” she said.
The council has allocated $300,000 towards art from local artists to be displayed in the park, and have engaged the Ngarluma Aboriginal Corporation to advise on the interpretive signage.
Works are due to start in February and the park is expected to open before the end of 2019.
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