City successful in $2.1M Lotterywest funding for Youth Precinct

Published on Monday, 31 July 2023 at 2:18:05 PM

The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder will receive $2.1M in funding from Lotterywest for the Kingsbury Park Youth Precinct Development as announced by Premier Cook today.

The milestone six-million-dollar project will see the transformation of Kingsbury Park into a purpose-built precinct for young people over the next 18 months.

In addition to the City’s $1.83M and Lotterywest’s $2.1M contributions, the Youth Precinct Development is also supported by the State Government as part of a $2.1M election commitment.

Developed designs were presented as part of the official opening of this year’s Youth Week, where residents and community stakeholders were able to view the design in more detail and walk through the site with the project team.

Acting Youth Mayor Braydon Donnell said the new Lotterywest funding will now enable proposed aspects of the design to proceed.

“The City recently launched the detailed designs for the precinct; however, the realisation of some elements were subject to the commitment of further funding.”

“We are pleased Lotterywest has acknowledged the significance and importance of this development for our community, particularly the positive impact it will have on young people and families.”

“We can’t wait to see it all come together and become an improved and thriving hub for youth.”

Mayor John Bowler said this milestone multi-million-dollar project will complement the Kal City Centre Precinct in revitalising the Kalgoorlie Central Business District and enhance the liveability of our city.

“The Lotterywest funding will allow the installation of key features in the precinct including the play tower, concrete pathways, sheltered areas, landscaping works, outdoor furniture, picnic sets, bike racks, BBQs, and more.”

“It will also support the building of new all-access toilet amenities, an accessible swing zone, as well as a multi-purpose store and kiosk,” said Mayor Bowler.

General Manager Grants & Community Development Lorna Pritchard said Lotterywest’s $2.1M grant aims to grow community connection in Kalgoorlie.

“This grant is supporting the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder to create an inclusive space, targeting the need to develop safe spaces for young people in Kalgoorlie,” Ms Pritchard said.

“We are proud to support a project that has taken the time to consult and listen to advice from young people living in Kalgoorlie, which is important to establishing the success of this youth precinct.”

The City will soon open tender opportunities for stage one of the project and is planning for construction works to commence on-site in September this year.

For more information about the Youth Precinct Development visit the City’s community consultation platform, Your Say.

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Kingsbury Park Youth Precinct

The Kingsbury Park Youth Precinct project has a clear objective: to enhance youth engagement and enjoyment by establishing a modern hub specifically designed for the young residents of Kalgoorlie-Boulder.

Through the redevelopment of this precinct, the City aims to foster new and exciting opportunities for youth activities. It will create a sense of inclusion within the City's diverse community.

The project aims to create a space that resonates with the interests and aspirations of youth, making it a place they can truly call their own.

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