A $3.08 million investment from the State Government will fast-track the third and final stage of the Margaret River Main Street Makeover, as part of efforts to drive economic recovery following the impact of COVID-19.
Regional Development Minister Alannah MacTiernan today visited Margaret River to announce funding that will allow the remaining component of the project to go ahead, putting more jobs in the pipeline for locals.
The project is set to further stimulate work opportunities for local contractors and suppliers as part of the State Government’s WA Recovery Plan.
South West based company Busselton Civil and Plant Hire has been appointed as the lead contractor for stage three on the Shire of Augusta Margaret River-led project, which boasts a strong track record for local content.
About 90 jobs have so far been generated by the transformation which is aimed at creating a more attractive, welcoming and accessible town centre.
Key features include a festival precinct, safer intersections, outdoor seating, lighting, a cycle lane and bike racks, paving, and stormwater upgrades.
Stage three of the project involves civil, electrical and landscaping works for the ‘Hill Precinct’ between Willmott Avenue up to the new Wallcliffe Road roundabout.
The State Government funding will enable the project to be delivered in one go, flowing on from the first two stages, without the need to cause another period of disruption in the future if works were to be carried out at a later date.