Image: The upgraded AMC Park in Spalding, Geraldton.
The second stage of works of the Spalding Renewal Project includes new road extensions and footpaths, refurbishments to social housing and upgrades to AMC Park to make Spalding a more vibrant place to live and visit.
The $9.3 million State Government-funded renewal project – led in partnership by the Department of Communities and City of Greater Geraldton – is being carried out in three stages to improve the amenity of the area, which has seen 12 ageing and no longer fit-for-purpose social housing properties demolished to make way for a new road connection and improved accessibility and connectivity in the suburb.
Out of 48 social homes, 26 have undergone major refurbishments to extend their useful life, with works underway on a further 14 units, including three that are nearing practical completion.
The second stage of works managed by the City of Greater Geraldton included upgrades to the Mitchell Street Community Centre building, AMC Park and improved public open spaces.
The upgrades to AMC Park include a new waterplay feature, flying fox, a multi-use court, bush tucker garden, yarning circle, barbeques, covered picnic tables and public toilets.
The third and final stage of the project will see refurbishment works completed to 22 social homes.
The Spalding project is part of a $20 million State Government regional renewal package to support social housing revitalisation in Geraldton, Bunbury and Albany.