Jerramungup Town Site Revitalisation Project
Council appreciates the importance of a vibrant and visually appealing town centre, and the introduction of the Country Local Government Fund and the Great Southern Regional Grants Scheme under the Royalties for Regions Program provides a unique opportunity to invest significant resources into the Jerramungup Town Site Revitalisation Project.
It is envisaged that this proposed project will deliver enhanced economic development, local investment and increased visual amenity. The central zone of the Jerramungup town site is defined by the South Coast Highway, Gnowangerup - Jerramungup Road, Vasey Street, Memorial Road (incorporating Roe Park) and Tobruk Road. From a town planning perspective, this central zone is a mix of Town Centre, Service Commercial, Public Purpose, Light Industry, Recreation and Open Space.
From an investment perspective, research indicates that good urban design will provide more favourable returns for investors, while everyday users and society as a whole benefit from the economic advantages of successful regeneration, including new and retained jobs, and also from access to a better quality environment and an improved range of amenities and facilities.
The proposed revitalisation project aims to create well-connected, inclusive and accessible new places. The increased utilisation of public and community spaces such as Roe Park, Lions Gardens and the stopping bay opposite the Jerramungup Roadhouse will encourage the community to become actively involved in managing their neighbourhood, with ensuing social engagement, pride and commitment to the town site.
A working group was established in May 2010 to provide input into the preliminary design process which was collated by Opus (consultant), resulting in the development of a master plan being presented to Council and adopted in July 2010. Detailed design has since been completed and the tender process has commenced for construction of the project.
The content of the master plan includes facets that cannot be funded during the initial implementation period; however, the intent of the master plan is to raise all future projects so that an element of consistency and integrated planning can be expressed throughout the town site.
The presentation to Council in September 2010 of a Lotterywest cheque for construction of the new Roe Park playground gave the Revitalisation project a welcome injection of funds, and resulted in the playground opening in December 2010.
Other civil works have been completed in 2011, with significant traffic management and streetscape improvements made to Memorial Road, Vasey Street and South Coast Highway, including stormwater drainage, road pavements, kerbing and paths.
Feature walls have also been installed as entry statements and at the War Memorial.
The Shire has applied for further funding to establish a Fitzgerald Biosphere Garden and synthetic multisport playing surface in Roe Park. The successful installation of these items will essentially complete this project.
This item was last updated on 14 June 2012
For more information contact:
Veronica Thomas, Community Engagement Officer
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