It’s been great to see the community flocking to the new Dampier foreshore redevelopment since its official opening earlier this month and I’m sure it will be put to good use during the festive season.

The $13.6m redevelopment has transformed Hampton Oval, The Palms and revitalised the foreshore area. For many years to come, it will significantly enhance the coastal experience and amenity of the area for residents and visitors and complements Council’s recent upgrades to Shark Cage Beach.

Council is proud of our ongoing efforts to improve our foreshores so our towns offer attractive coastal experiences and there’s more to come for Dampier, with significant upgrades to sporting infrastructure and the development of the marina scheduled to take place in coming years.

While most of the foreshore redevelopment is open to enjoy, a few building works are still being completed. Power to the site’s yet to be connected but there’s temporary lighting in the interim and the barbecues will soon be sizzling. Some of the landscaping’s being managed and pavilion works are continuing, which has limited access to the public bathrooms but they’re due to open this weekend. All works are expected to be completed in February.

This redevelopment is a great example of the outcomes that can be achieved when local and State Government and private industry share a vision to enhance the liveability of our towns for current and future generations. Delivering a project of this magnitude would not have been possible without the generous support of our funding partners Rio Tinto and Lotterywest so a big thank you for their valued contributions.

This project is another step towards achieving our vision of becoming Australia’s most liveable regional city.