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Published on Monday, 26 February 2024 at 9:04:48 AM

The Shire of Merredin has commenced the next phase its $10 million dollar CBD Redevelopment, with an official soil turning ceremony taking place at 11:00am on Monday, 12 February 2024 at the Apex Park site. This ceremony marked the commencement of the revitalisation of Apex Park and the Town Centre, with Shire President Mark McKenzie and Acting CEO Leah Boehme working together to turn the first sod of soil.

Apex Park is set to become a central hub for families, friends, and wheatbelt neighbours, with green spaces, play areas, and amenities designed to cater to diverse interests, foster community bonds, and promote well-being, while the Town Centre will transform into a vibrant space for people to connect and tourists to explore.

Shire President Mark McKenzie said that the project was a collaborative effort, with the result being to realise a community vision that had spanned almost two decades.

“I want to express my gratitude to all those who have actively participated in shaping this vision, from the community members who contributed their ideas, to the professionals who translated these visions into concrete plans, and the Shire team who worked tirelessly to secure the funding needed,” he said.

“I would also like to acknowledge my fellow councillors and those councillors who have come before me who made this project a priority for our community and ensured the necessary resources were allocated to the projects.”

Construction of Apex Park has now officially commenced, while the Town Centre construction is due to commence in March 2024. Both projects are estimated to be completed within six months.

Lotterywest and Healthway Acting CEO Jeremy Hubble said the redevelopment of Apex Park is being supported with a $2.1 million grant, which aims to create a space for connection.

“This Lotterywest grant helps provide a skate bowl, sports court, play spaces, picnic and BBQ facilities, shade structures, and landscaping,” Mr Hubble said.
“It’s wonderful for Lotterywest to be able to support the Shire of Merredin with their vision to create a hub that will boost participation and a sense of belonging, all thanks to funds raised by the WA community.”

Council is working collaboratively with a number of funding partners to deliver the CBD Redevelopment including Lotterywest, the Federal Government through the BBRF and LRCI programs, Public Transport Authority, and Wheatbelt Development Commission, and would like to acknowledge the contribution of each of the major supporters.


Media contact:

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

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