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COOROW ROTARY PARK UPGRADE

Status: IN PROGRESS

The Shire of Coorow received funding from the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications through the LRCI Program for allocation of $40,000 to improve Rotary Park in Coorow. Council will use part of this funding to make necessary improvements across the park to bring it into-line with community needs and ensure it is fit for purpose.

IDEAS WANTED AT ROTARY PARK IN COOROW
Community members are invited to share their ideas on public space improvements within the Coorow Rotary Park. Community Engagement will be open from 24 May until 14 June 2022. The upgrade is proposed to revitalize and enhance the park by providing a welcome, safe, and comfortable place for all ages to gather and connect, as well as creating a destination point for people visiting or passing through Coorow. We are wanting community feedback on what you'd like to see at the Coorow Rotary Park, what's working and what's not. 

Community can participate by taking a quick survey through this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KGYXP2Q or collect the hard copy from the Shire offices in Coorow or Leeman and return it to the Shire’s Community Development Officer at cdo@coorow.wa.gov.au or meet the Shire CDO on Thursday 2nd June at Coorow Library from 10am to 11am and Leeman Library from 2pm to 3pm.

   


SHIRE OF COOROW AND RAC TO PARTNER ON LEEMAN COMMUNITY FRESCO 

Status: IN PROGRESS

The Shire of Coorow and RAC are partnering to deliver a Leeman Community Fresco as part of RAC's Reconnect WA initiative.

The project will see a 12-month pilot project run along Rudduck Street from the corner of Nairn Street heading west towards the foreshore where the community can meet, socialise, and relax in Leeman. The project will include:

  • Installation of new seating areas at the foreshore and a moveable volleyball equipment and facility;
  • Installation of colourful public art on the path connecting the foreshore with the Community Recreation Centre, with local community groups such as Leeman Primary School, Leeman Townscape and Tourism Advisory Group, Leeman Green Head Community Resource Centre assisting with painting interactive play elements;
  • Greening/landscaping and lighting to complement the new seating spaces, including planter boxes along the path; and
  • Installation of bicycle parking and an accessible beach mat at the foreshore to improve the inclusivity
    and useability of the site for all groups.

The purpose of this pilot project is to enhance the functionality and attractiveness of the public places to encourage people to spend time, and experience an innovative, vibrant, and invigorating public space. Also to create a sense of fun where seating, shade, and innovative lighting makes it a safer and easier pedestrian-friendly environment, as well as increasing the flow of foot traffic and improving cycling connections for those making local trips in Rudduck Street and Thomas Street.

Community workshops have been taken place on the 17 February 2022, and a concept has been finalised. Works are expected to be completed in the last half 2022. A launch/opening date will be advertised once finalised. The Shire is keen to monitor any changes in activity and interaction that this vibrant transformation will bring to town. A survey is currently open to collect baseline data to understand the site and to help understand the difference these projects make to the community.

The Leeman Community Fresco is being delivered in partnership with RAC, through its Reconnect WA initiative, which aims to create vibrant streets and public spaces for Western Australians to interact and connect with each other.

Shire of Coorow is one of six Regional Local Governments to partner with RAC through its latest round of Reconnect WA.
For further information please contact the Shire on 9952 0100.

Please take a few minutes to tell us your thoughts on the Leeman Community Fresco Project. You can access the online survey through this link:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GFCKTNK 

        


PARK LOT 601 GREEN HEAD UPGRADE

Status: IN PROGRESS

The Shire is delighted to announce that we are planning to upgrade the public park located in the Ocean View Drive, Green Head. The upgrade aims to provide a welcoming, safe, and comfortable local park for residents in adjacent units and nearby street.

After the community workshop on the 17th February, we have received so many fabulous ideas from the community. As part of the upgrade, we are proposing to provide seating and opportunities for art and play. We have prepared a draft concept below to show you how the park could look. The concept provides more accessibility and opportunities for outdoor activities and picnics.

Council are now inviting members of the community to provide feedback with what you love about Lot 601 Park, what you don't like and any ideas you have to give, so we can get a better understanding of your preference for the park.

Submit your feedback by completing the form from the following link https://tinyurl.com/47ttf6k5, or collect from the Shire offices in Coorow and Leeman or email Ayu Orma at cdo@coorow.wa.gov.au. Community Engagement will be open from 27th April until 18th May 2022. For more information contact the Shire CDO, Ayu Orma on 995 0100 or at cdo@coorow.wa.gov.au.

   


FOUNDATION FOR RURAL REGIONAL RENEWAL GRANT

Status: IN PROGRESS

The Shire of Coorow is proud to announce it has been awarded a Foundation for Rural Regional Renewal grant for the installation of a Beach Shelter Project at Back Beach in Leeman. This project is a collaborative initiative between the Shire of Coorow and Leeman Townscape and Tourism Advisory Group.

This new meeting place will allow for formal and informal community discussion to take place across the community. We look forward to all conversations and gatherings in this place to provide amongst the many other benefits. We know climate challenges and we need to actively build drought resilience; and drought preparation. This project allows us to come together, work and meet as a community, stay and invite others to our community,  and harness connection and collaboration, and remain connected as a community. 

This project is anticipated to be completed by late July 2022. When its up and in position, pack your picnic bag and check out the new meet up point at the Back Beach in Leeman.


MALEY PARK RECREATION CENTRE UPGRADE

Status: IN PROGRESS

Works are progressing well at making the facility safer for the community. Some of the projects have been completed including the underpinning of the south west corner of the changerooms and corner of the main building, new secure glass windows and frames have been installed. The old uneven brick paving has been lifted and been nicely replaced by local contractor, Maximum Impact Handyman & Building Maintenance and is expected to be ready to welcome the sporting groups for the first home game at the end of this month.

More finishing touches are to be completed such as an installation of CCTV, new outdoor shelter, new outdoor benches, new drinking water station, kitchen upgrade, and the electronic key access control. The sporting clubs will be notified when these projects will commence. The Shire is pleased to announce that this project has been made possible through funding from the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications (LRCI program) to continue to provide an essential space as part of a social and wellbeing support to our community, which this is aligned to the Shire Strategic Community Plan.