Read about current and recent major projects by the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder.
Creating a better future
The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder is continuing the region's strong pioneering tradition with our vision to become a sustainable regional city of the future
We have undertaken several major projects over the years, to make Kalgoorlie-Boulder a great home for people, including:
Contact the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder for more information on any of our major projects.
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Kalgoorlie Golf Course
The Kalgoorlie Golf Course was opened in 2010.
The total cost for construction, including the temporary club house, maintenance and buggy sheds, is about $18 million. The State Government provided $8.5 million, with the rest of the $10 million met by the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder, which owns the course in lieu of a private developer.
Costs will be recouped through the sale of land for the resort, as well as requests for additional support from the State Government. It is expected that the entire cost will be recovered by the third year of operation.
The course was constructed by McMahon’s Contracting, who have also been contracted to provide ongoing maintenance.
Please visit the Kalgoorlie Golf Course website.
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Lord Forrest Olympic Pool Redevelopment
The Lord Forrest Olympic-sized swimming pool was opened in 1938 as the second such swimming pool in Australia. In 1999, it was closed and replaced by the Goldfields Oasis Recreation Centre.
The former pool site has been made a Category 1 heritage place, which requires redevelopment approval from the Heritage Council of WA.
A heritage architect was engaged to draw up designs for redeveloping the site into a community facility, with the understanding that the final plan must:
- Retain the art-deco entryway
- Incorporate interpretive elements.
The redevlopment commenced in May 2016 and, when completed, will flow through to the Kingsbury Skate Park. The new community space will have interpretive elements from the original pool, retain the front entry and will see the former change rooms partially retained as shade shelters.
Click here to see the perspective images of what the completed Lord Forrest Olympic Pool site will become.
Stakeholders in this project include:
- City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder Council
- City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder Youth Council
- Heritage Council of WA.
For more information on this project, please contact the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder Assets & Procurement team on (08) 9021 9600.
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Ray Finlayson Sporting Complex
The Ray Finlayson Sporting Complex is a multi-purpose sports precinct currently under construction on Marshall Street, West Lamington. It has been designed to complement existing facilities, and will provide high-quality, hallmark facilities for:
- Rugby league and rugby union
- Equestrian sports.
The facility is expected to be open by Summer 2016, and construction has been broken down into 4 phases, or elements:
- Relocating the Equestrian Centre - Complete
- Extensions to the DR Morrison change rooms - Complete
- Construction of playing fields, sports field lighting, sports field furniture and Irrigation – Contract awarded to BCL Group Pty. Ltd.The sports fields are currently under construction and nearing completion of the installation with implementation of turf and maintenance commencing at practical completion.
- Construction of the multi-purpose clubrooms – Tenders submitted and contract being drafted for final signing.The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder has liaised with future user groups of the city for design brief and for the requirements for the new facility. Through design meetings, strategic group sessions, Architectural review and design process with all key stakeholders, The City has provided in the tender documents the design intent and concept for the facility.After contract signing the Awarded Contractor will commence on the Design Development stage of the Design and Construct contract to deliver, The Ray Finlayson sporting Complex’s’ Pavilion, the final element for the development.
The Project is partly funded by several government agencies.
RFSC - Floorplans & Elevations (PDF)
RFSC - Display Board (PDF)
For more information on this project, please contact the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder Assets & Procurement team on (08) 9021 9600
Goldfields War Museum
Documentation is progressing well on the Goldfields War Museum, with the interpretation plan and exhibition plan approved by the Community Reference Group and the adoption by Council, the detailed design documentation for the building works is complete. The development approval and heritage approval has been obtained subject to some conditions to be address by the main contractor/architect.
Burt Street Facades Project
The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder has completed works on the upgrade of shop fronts in Burt Street, as outlined in the Boulder Town Centre Strategy. The City received $3.15million from Royalties for Regions and the State Government for the project, which had a total cost of $4.2million. The Burt Street Facades Project was aiming to attract passing trade and tourists to Burt Street and Boulder, helping the current traders and attracting new niche business to the Burt Street precinct.
The aim of the project was to return the appearance of Burt Street to how it appeared in the early 1900’s. The look and feel of the Burt Street precinct has been researched by Heritage Architects to ensure the facades are in keeping with this theme. 41 properties had been included in the facades upgrade project.
More information about the history of this project can be found at:
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