A key focus for the 2021/22 budget is to continue with the work of our Transform Mandurah plan. It is all about diversifying our economy, connecting our community and delivering a bright future for our city.
Mandurah is already generating momentum, and this budget is all about keeping that momentum going. Last year’s Restart Mandurah Plan set out to kick start the economy and reconnect the community. Now we have a long-term plan to Transform Mandurah into the future.
There is a lot of exciting projects coming up in the next 12 months, with money allocated throughout the city for Mandurah’s Transformation. Some of the highlights for the months ahead are:
We are finishing off the $22 million Waterfront Redevelopment by contributing $3 million towards its completion. This includes the Estuary Pool, Smart Street Mall and the Western Foreshore Play Space.
Events and City Centre Activation
The City will deliver events and activations throughout the year which stimulate the economy, support local businesses and connect our community. Some events will include the Christmas Lights Trail, Summer events season, New Years Eve, Australia Day and Crab Fest.
This will include upgrades to the South-East Dawesville Foreshore, planning for the new Dawesville Community Centre, finishing the activation of Falcon Reserve, works on the launching ramp in Riverside Gardens and delivering the enclosed Dog Park.
Our environment is important to us and our community.$2 million will go towards environmental education, waterwise initiatives, energy efficiency measures, community volunteering activities, coastal management and more.
Community and Business Grants
Funds are allocated to our community through the Restart Mandurah Community Grants, Business Grants and the Community Partnership Fund. This funding is vital to help build community connections and to support locals to deliver meaningful projects for Mandurah.
Upgrades will continue on Mandurah’s main entry road, Pinjarra Road, with funds allocated to continue this important road rejuvenation project for our community and businesses.
The City maintains an asset portfolio valued at $1.3 billion including our community centres, sporting and recreation facilities, natural areas, marine infrastructure and more. It is important that we invest in these facilities now and maintain them for generations to come.