Greens Pool work hinges on Budget

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Greens Pool, William Bay, Denmark.
Camera IconGreens Pool, William Bay, Denmark.

Regional Development Minister Alannah MacTiernan says she will consider the Shire of Denmark’s business case for the Greens Pool upgrades ahead of the 2019-2020 Budget.

In August 2018, the Shire of Denmark requested to retain the $4 million Royalties for Regions funding earmarked for the East River bridge project to complete upgrades at Williams Bay National Park.

It follows the Shire’s decision to let the State Government take over the controversial Denmark East River road bridge project because of financial problems within the project. However, Ms MacTiernan said because of the costs involved in the project it would take some time before the State Government could reach their decision.

“We see a lot of benefit in this proposal — however, given the large sum of money involved, it will need to be considered as part of the regular Budget process,” she said. “The State Government is working with the Shire on a business case for the project, which will be considered in coming months ahead of the 2019-2020 Budget.”

After the State Government decision to ban fishing at Greens Pool late last year, Shire of Denmark chief executive, Bill Parker said infrastructure upgrades within the area were important. “The Shire of Denmark currently has an application before the Government to upgrade various facilities within the park that includes sealing roads to Waterfall Beach and Mad Fish Bay,” he said.

“These upgrades will improve vehicle access to alternative fishing locations.”

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