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Published on Friday, 8 December 2023 at 2:17:12 PM

The much-anticipated redevelopment of Merredin’s Apex Park will be going ahead, with an announcement from Lotterywest this week, that the Shire of Merredin has successfully secured $2.1million from Lotterywest for half of the construction costs towards the redevelopment of the popular community facility.

The revitalisation of the park will provide a safe and inclusive space for people of all ages to play, exercise, and socialise. The Lotterywest contribution includes siteworks, a half basketball sports court, a range of new play elements including a slide tower, a new skate park, landscaping, shelter, and picnic facilities. The design is for a multigenerational play space, and the design of the park will highlight the natural environment around Merredin.

The tender for the construction of both Apex Park and the Town Centre was released last month, marking the end of the design phase, and a significant milestone towards the completion of the CBD Redevelopment project.

Council will award the tenders for the works in both CBD and Apex Park before Christmas. Construction of our multi-million-dollar park is then expected to commence in early 2024, with the completion expected within six (6) months.

Shire President, Cr Mark McKenzie expressed his enthusiasm for the Apex Park redevelopment project, stating, "This funding represents a substantial investment by the state government in the future of our community.”

“The redeveloped park will not only be a recreational hub, but a testament to our town's identity and natural beauty,” he said.

The enhancements to the park aim to cater to the diverse interests of the community, fostering a sense of inclusivity and excitement. When the park is completed, it will be a regional hub for children from all over the wheatbelt to enjoy.

Shire of Merredin, Chief Executive Officer, Lisa Clack said this funding is the final piece of the puzzle our community has been working on for a long time.

“We received over 100 positive letters of support from the community in just one (1) week as part of the application process,” she said.

The remainder of the funding for the Apex Park Redevelopment has been secured through three (3) separate grants, including the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure (LRCI) program, as well as Shire funding.

The designs and further details will be available on the Shire of Merredin website next week.

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Media contact:
Kohdee Swinwood
Media and Communications Officer – Shire of Merredin
(08) 9041 1611  |   0435 551 925


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