Council is continuing its drive to improve facilities and services across its towns - a program we began in Roebourne 6 years ago.
We instigated a 3-year program to asphalt all the roads in Roebourne, a major project which cost several million dollars, but transformed the appearance of much of the town. At the same time we built the $600,000 skate park and the adjacent community kitchen so families and groups could come together for barbecues and fun.
With the town’s 150th birthday in 2016, we upgraded the Mt Welcome lookout with a bitumen road, statues and signage, installed interpretive signage along the Roebourne Heritage Trail and established the Ngurin Bush Tucker Trail so visitors can learn about the town’s rich history.
In 2017 and 2018, Council installed a new information bay and entry statement, sealed the Ngurin Centre car park and installed a sewerage system for the centre.
We also delivered a $1.3M upgrade to the Roebourne Pool and Aquatic Centre, upgraded the skate park, installed more solar footpath lights, upgraded car park lighting near the 50-cent Hall and increased street sweeping and pressure cleaning services.
The City has supported the refurbishment of the Victoria Hotel, now the Ganalili Centre, which features a cultural centre and houses our relocated Roebourne Library and Visitor Services. This amazing project has played a big part in activating the town centre and has resulted in record numbers of tourists assisted by our staff.
This year we are supporting the establishment of a Roebourne Business Council and prioritising programming across youth, recreation, arts development and events.
We are working with the Department of Communities to progress the fit-out of the former library to a one-stop shop for government agencies, we are expanding the town beautification plan to include landscaping along the river, and intend to reinstate the cultural name for the Harding River to the Ngurin River.
Council also looks forward to the State’s undergoing conservation works at the Roebourne Gaol Precinct which will help preserve the buildings’ cultural and heritage values.