Murray River Square to be redeveloped

Shire of Murray President David Bolt, Murray-Wellington MLA Robyn Clarke and Shire of Murray chief executive David Bolt.
Shire of Murray President David Bolt, Murray-Wellington MLA Robyn Clarke and Shire of Murray chief executive David Bolt.

RESIDENTS and visitors to Pinjarra will soon enjoy improved recreation opportunities within a revitalised Murray River Square and adjacent foreshore reserve.

The key amenity will be redeveloped with a $500,000 Lotterywest grant, together with funding from Alcoa, the State Government’s Regional Grant Scheme and Local Projects Local Jobs Grant Scheme.

The redevelopment includes shaded seating areas, improved pathways and lighting, a small-scale amphitheatre with stage, public art and Aboriginal interpretation as well as improved water accessibility through the construction of a jetty for non-motorised vessels.

Detailed design plans, drawings and costings are being finalised.

Site preparation is expected in late August and major works in September. Most of the works are expected to be completed by Christmas.

Murray-Wellington MLA Robyn Clarke said the Murray River Foreshore in Pinjarra was a vibrant community area which would become even better with the planned redevelopments.

Shire of Murray President David Bolt said the redevelopment would create a high quality, vibrant, public space – a focal point for the town.

“It will enhance the character of Pinjarra, integrate with surrounding sites, encourage activity, longer visitation and a diverse range of formal and informal activities including events in both the square and foreshore areas,” he said.