$3.6m boost for Middleton Beach

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A multimillion-dollar sea wall at Middleton Beach is one step closer, with the State Government today announcing $3.6 million of funding for the Middleton Beach Activity Centre redevelopment.

The sea wall is considered necessary to protect any development as part of the redevelopment of the Middleton Beach activity centre, which includes the former Esplanade Hotel site, from the potential rising sea levels and beach erosion.

The funding is also expected to assist with electricity network upgrades and carpark and pedestrian infrastructure.

Minister for Lands Rita Saffioti said the funding would help progress the redevelopment project.

“Middleton Beach is a must-see Western Australian icon that will be further enhanced by this project,” she said.

“The McGowan Government’s $3.6 million contribution will allow the land to be prepared for selling and redevelopment.

“This is Albany’s opportunity to make the most of its stunning location and provide a boost to the local economy.”

Member for Albany Peter Watson highlighted the importance of the redevelopment and called on the Federal Government to contribute.

“These funds from the State Budget will go a long way towards progressing this much-needed project to the next stage,” he said.

The redevelopment works began last week, with the first stages focusing on the realignment of Flinders Parade.

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