New waterfront attraction for Esplanade
04 April 2014
Joint release with:
Member for Durack
Geraldton's new Esplanade officially opened today, offering landscaped walkways, open community spaces and a 360 degree viewing platform for public use.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss said the Esplanade would be an attraction for locals and visitors alike.
“The Australian Government provided $400,000 towards the Esplanade redevelopment project, delivering an iconic and unique asset to the Geraldton region,” Mr Truss said.
“The $4.9 million upgrade also received funding from the Western Australian Government, the Geraldton Port Authority and the City of Greater Geraldton Council.
“The revitalisation of this area into a vibrant new precinct will deliver modern public facilities and open spaces for the local community.”
Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price, representing Mr Truss at the opening, said the Esplanade would be a real attraction for holidaymakers, including the growing number of cruise ship visitors to the city.
“The redevelopment provides safe, family-friendly facilities and areas for walking, cycling and fishing,” Ms Price said.
“The lookout, walking tracks and shelters mean that this will be an ideal place for people to enjoy the region's natural beauty.”
The Esplanade redevelopment project forms a significant component of the overall West End Recreation and Entertainment Precinct Revitalisation Project, an Australian Government-supported project to enhance the Geraldton foreshore.