FUTURE WORKS: A digital impression of what Whyalla City Plaza Upgrades will look like.Whyalla City Plaza upgrades will receive $475,922 in a move that will see a completely revitalised central business district.
Whyalla City Council mayor Jim Pollock said the City Plaza upgrades would include new paving, vegetation, furniture and a “completely revitalised” CBD area.
“This is a serious amount of money which shows council’s dedication to offering the city a new look and substantial upgrades,” Mr Pollock said.
“The City Plaza Traders Association was involved and as recently as last Thursday and Friday we had them come to meet with us, here we explained the plans we wanted to do with the plaza.
“Following those two meetings with the traders group they agreed with what council is looking at doing and they are excited.
“To have them on board shows that council is serious when it comes to engaging the traders in the consultation for the upgrades.”
Whyalla City Council executive manager engineering services Ravi Joshi said the council had worked closely with the City Plaza Traders Association.
Mr Joshi said both the council and the City Plaza Traders Association were excited to begin the works.
“Works on the city plaza upgrade will begin in the coming months,” he said.
“Council is dedicated to providing Whyalla with major improvements to the CBD.”
Whyalla Health and Leisure Centre will receive $200,000 for upgrades, with Whyalla City Council citing improvements for its roofing a must.
$60,000 has been budgeted for improvements to the Whyalla jetty and $11,000 will help assist in tourism for Whyalla through a tourism development manager supplied by Regional Development Australia.
$150,000 has been budgeted for the creation of a dog park, subject to more public consultation.
$86,000 has been allocated to “cultural assets” outside of the city limits, namely Point Lowly.
Mr Pollock said Point Lowly was important to not only Whyalla residents, but tourists.
“Point Lowly is such a beautiful place and I honestly think it touches people’s hearts, that’s why we’re committed to its future,” he said.
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