Shire of West Arthur

The Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program (LRCI Program) which administered by the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications.  The objective of the LRCI Program is to stimulate additional infrastructure construction activity in local communities across Australia to assist communities to manage the economic impacts of COVID-19.

The intended outcomes of the LRCI Program are to:

  • provide stimulus to protect and create local short-term employment opportunities through
    funded projects following the impacts of COVID-19; and
  • deliver benefits to communities, such as improved road safety, accessibility and visual
    amenity.

West Arthur was successful in having the following nominated projects approved:

Project

Details

LRCI Round 1

Bowelling Duranillin, Darkan South, Moodiarrup-Changerrup roads - Centre line

Centre white line (Bowelling Dura - 36km; Moodiarrup Changerrup - 10km; Darkan South 10km).

40,000

 Bunce King Road Bridge - Repairs

Project Modified due to weather constraints

35,000

Growden Place - Road Upgrades

Reseal and drainage. Material component only. Shire to cover labour and plant.

30,150

Lake Towerrinning Reseal entrance road and car parks

Reseal

25,000

Darkan Swimming Pool Shade structure

Replace shade covering on pool shade structure

4,500

Lake boat ramp

install cement matting at the end of the boat ramp to prevent sand blow out.

6,000

Lake Towerrinning Jetties

Major refurbishment works to one jetty and minor repairs to the other. Cost could be more. Possibly recreation reserve to partially fund.

110,000

Arthur River Hall Kitchen

Install a new kitchen in the old section of Arthur River Hall

14,000

Health and Resource Centre - Kitchen modifications

Modifications to kitchen in Health and Resource Centre to enable registration for food premises for catering

2,500

Darkan Sports Ground Seating

6 bench seats, 4 picnic tables.

8,800

Darkan Town Hall - kitchen

additional fixtures and fittings for senior meals (oven, replace sink with something higher)

3,500

Moodiarrup Hall - Ceiling

Replace ceiling in supper room and kitchen

12,000

Darkan Railway Reserve Pump track

Construct new pump track

32,000

Darkan Caravan Park - Refurbishment Nissen Hut

Preservation and basic upgrade to allow use by visiting groups and cultural purposes

16,744

Darkan Sports Ground - Fountain

Water fountain plumbed at footy oval

4,000

Moodiarrup Complex - Ceiling

50% of cost to replace ceiling. Balance to be covered by Moodiarrup Complex. Saves Shire funding from renewal reserve. Total estimated cost $ 12000 plus air conditioner ducting of up to $1500.

6,000

Lake playground

Play structure, Retaining and fencing

16,500

For photos and updates on these projects click here.

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