GRAMS Reserve upgrades on track

Michael RobertsMidwest Times
The entry artwork.
Camera IconThe entry artwork. Credit: Michael Roberts/Geraldton Guardian

Two of Geraldton’s newest public art sculptures have been installed at GRAMS Reserve as part of a $625,000 redevelopment that will expand the park’s sport and recreation facilities.

A towering metal sculpture has appeared at the reserve’s entry on Rifle Range Road, while a misting sculpture has sprung up in the middle of the park.

Work is taking shape on a skate/scooter track and half-court basketball zone near the existing playground.

A big water tank has been given a colourful refresh, playing canvas to a bright mural.

Lotterywest contributed $530,000 towards the work, with the remainder funded through the City of Greater Geraldton.

CEO Ross McKim said the project was on track to finish early next year despite the challenges impacting the WA construction industry.

“Local contractor, Crothers Construction, has made good progress as planned with final completion still scheduled for January 2022,” he said.

“This project hasn’t experienced any problems with materials or labour shortages, as the execution of the works was planned around the availability of resources.”

The redevelopment is part of a wider City plan to beautify Geraldton’s outer suburbs.

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