Shark safety on the agenda for Esperance community with proposed lap swimming area for James Street Beach
The Esperance community could soon see a lap pontoon installed at James Beach if the funding is endorsed by the Shire council next week .
The proposed swimming area would come under the Shire’s allocated funding of $1,614,556 from State and Federal Governments to support local economies in upgrading local roads and community infrastructure.
The meeting agenda said the lap pontoon would be a way to encourage safe ocean swimming at the site and form part of the James street beach enclosure proposal.
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In similar style to the lap pontoon at Emu Point in Albany, the project is set to be considered for $322,556 of the funding and would need to be spent this year prior to the December 31 grant deadline.
Five other projects are also lined up to be endorsed at the meeting including a $600,000 pump track for bicycle users at the Esperance Youth Precinct and a $300,000 fund to get the Esperance Goldfields Surf Life Saving Club building compliant with current standards.
The meeting agenda also outlined upgrades to the Esperance Civic Centre’s outdated rigging, funding for underground CCTV and upgrades to the Esperance Golf Club Water Supply infrastructure.
The Council will meet on Wednesday, January 27, to vote on endorsing the projects as part of the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program.
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