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SuperTowns Funding Announcements 31st May 2012

Premier Colin Barnett and the Honourable Minister Brendon Grylls flew into Esperance on the 31st May to announce the funding that Esperance would be receiving under the SuperTowns initiative. Esperance has been successul in obtaining $13.2 million in funding.

Our local projects to be funded under the Regional SuperTowns included:-

  • Redevelopment of the waterfront to construct a seawall on the townsite foreshore and a headland around Tanker Jetty ($12.65million)
  • Development of a Town Centre Revitalisation Masterplan ($380,000)
  • Project to investigate expanding employment opportunities to achieve a population target of 29,000 people over the next 30-40 years ($193,350)

Would you like to know more about the exciting funding news from today's announcements? All the details can be found in the following media releases.

SuperTowns Project Team Media Release

Shire of Esperance Media Release

Honourable Wendy Duncans Media Release

Department of Regional Development and Lands

In addition to the SuperTowns announcements the Minister for Health and the Minister for Regional Development and Lands also announced funding for the Esperance Hospital from the State Government’s Royalties for Regions fund of $18.8 million and $12.5million from WA Country Health Service. The media release below provides details regarding the upgrade.

Department of Health Media Release - Esperance Hospital Upgrade

For further information on the opportunites and funding that has been made available to Esperance please contact the Shire of Esperance office on 9071 0644.