The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder has a strong pioneering and visionary history and we are continuing this tradition with our vision to become a sustainable regional city of the future.
Current projects underpinning this vision include solar power, use of treated effluent, broadband, an airport tourism fund, telecommunications and the development of a grass golf course.
Our goal is for people to make Kalgoorlie-Boulder home. These goals are being realised by investing in the installation of CCTV - ensuring our residents feel safe in their City; a new animal pound - continually improving the City’s facilities and amenities and the Lord Forrest Youth Facility, a world-class centre for our youth.
Contact the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder for more information on any of our major projects.
Airport Tourism Fund
Kalgoorlie-Boulder is an emerging tourism destination with many unique and exciting attractions, including Western Australia’s only FlowRider.
The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder Council, at its ordinary meeting held on 26 April 2005, resolved inter alia to:
Endorse the establishment of a $1 million Airport Marketing Promotion Fund subject to the following guidelines:
Funding will only be released on a dollar-for-dollar basis as obtained from other sources based on tourism promotion plans and key performance indicators
The total sum (the City’s contribution plus any matching funds) are to be used solely for the purpose of promoting Kalgoorlie-Boulder as a tourism destination.
The $1 million Airport Marketing Promotion Fund has been established for a two-year period, with the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder to release $500,000 per annum subject to dollar-for-dollar funding from other sources.
This money will be used strictly for promoting air travel into Kalgoorlie-Boulder, including the direct flights between Kalgoorlie-Boulder and Adelaide.
Kalgoorlie Golf Course
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Visit the Kalgoorlie Golf Course website: www.kalgoorliegolfcourse.com or call to make a booking on 08 9026 2626 today!
In early 2000, the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder commenced negotiations with the State Government over the development of a new golf course in Kalgoorlie-Boulder. From this initial concept, the project developed into the construction of a premier, 18 hole grass golf course, which would see the three existing golf clubs relocated to the new course.
The final design was based on a Graham Marsh designed world class golf course, which both Graham Marsh and the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder anticipate will become one of the top 10 desert golf courses in the world. The project also includes as a key component the construction of a premier resort in the centre of the course. Corporate Membership and sponsorship opportunities are available for local businesses.
The Kalgoorlie Golf Course was officially opened by Minister for Regional Development and Lands, the Hon Brendon Grylls MLA, on 5 November 2010.
The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder appointed Prime Golf to undertake the complete operation and maintenance of the Kalgoorlie Golf Course under a four year contract. Prime Golf have engaged McMahon’s Contracting to undertake the course maintenance component of the contract. McMahon’s are currently the construction contractors for the golf course, and have a sound local knowledge and a good understanding of the maintenance requirements of a golf course in Kalgoorlie-Boulder. Click HERE for more information on Prime Golf, or visit the Prime Golf website www.primegolf.com.au
The State Government has provided $8.5million towards the cost of construction for the Kalgoorlie Golf Course. The estimated total cost for the overall completion of the course, including the construction of the temporary club house, and maintenance and buggy sheds, is approximately $18million. The original intent was that the developer was going to meet these costs, however as the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder has assumed control of this project, the shortfall of $10million will be met by the City. Costs for the construction of the course will be recouped through the sale of land for the resort site in the centre of the course. The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder are also asking the State Government for additional support for the project.
As the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder has assumed control, all revenue and expenditure related to the Kalgoorlie Golf Course are the responsibility of the City. The anticipated short fall in revenue for the rst year of operations of the Kalgoorlie Golf Course is $500,000, with projections indicating that the City may be able to recover costs by the third year of operation
Lord Forrest Olympic Pool Redevelopment
The Lord Forrest Olympic Pool site was opened in 1938 and at the time was only the second olympic pool in Australia. After many years of valuable service to the Goldfields community it was closed as a public pool in 1999, replaced by the Goldfields Oasis Recreation Centre. Design options for the re-development of Lord Forrest Olympic Pool are being developed through the engagement of a Heritage Architect who’s brief is to facilitate an agreed position between the expectations of the City’s Elected Members and Youth Council and the requirements of the Heritage Council of WA. Both parties are in agreement on retention of the ’Art Deco’ front entry building and the need to incorporate interpretive elements into the re-development plans. Demolition and/or retention of other structures, including the pool basins, changerooms, grandstands and pump house is subject to the outcome of the re-development design approval.
The site is a category 1 listed heritage place requiring re-development plans to be approved by the Heritage Council of WA prior to commencement of any works.
For further information on the Lord Forrest Olympic Pool site please contact Tony Chisholm on (08) 9021 9672 or via email at Tony.Chisholm@ckb.wa.gov.au
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The City of Kalgoorlie- Boulder has a vision to become a sustainable regional City of the future.
As well as positioning itself as the Solar Centre of Australia, Kalgoorlie-Boulder is the largest municipal user of treated effluent in Australia.
The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder is the largest direct user of treated effluent in Australia and currently irrigates over 55 hectares of parklands and playing fields with this valuable resource. In addition to its own facilities, the City also provides effluent at subsidised rates to a number of local schools and sporting clubs for irrigation purposes.
As is the case in many parts of Australia, the City is currently in the grip of an extended water crisis, with local residents having been subjected to ongoing water restrictions since 1999. The City’s situation is also unique in that it relies on a 600km pipeline from Perth for its potable water supply. This pipeline, which is the only source of potable water for local domestic, commercial and industrial consumers, has reached its pumping capacity of approximately 40 ML per day on a regular basis in recent years.
By maximising the re-use of its treated sewage effluent, the City has the opportunity to further reduce the load on the Goldfield’s water supply pipeline by up to 3 ML per day or 10% of Kalgoorlie-Boulder’s average daily water requirement.
The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder currently processes in the order of 8ML of wastewater per day through its South Boulder Wastewater Treatment Plant, with approximately 2ML per day of treated effluent being used for the irrigation of the City’s parks, ovals and gardens, as well as private facilities such as schools, community facilities and non-Council sporting grounds. The remaining effluent provided is discharged to the environment through evaporation losses and by overflow to an ephemeral saline lake system adjoining the treatment plant site.
The City has also committed to providing 1.75Ml per day of treated effluent to a new grass golf course complex which is in its early development phase and is being established primarily to improve the standard of living in the Goldfields region and to boost tourism. The complex will include an 18 hole grass golf course and a 5 star resort, with the Graham Marsh designed golf course being constructed to a standard that will make it eligible to be ranked as one of the top ten desert golf courses in the world.
The City has successfully negotiated a contract with a mineral processing company to on-sell the uncommitted volume of (2.4 to 3.0mL)effluent to this company for use as process water in its operations.
The City’s commitment to maximising the re-use of treated effluent will:
Reduce the load on the Goldfields & Agricultural Water Scheme (C.Y O’Connor Pipeline) to levels that will ensure that the pipeline has adequate capacity to meet local domestic, commercial and industrial demand.
Reduce the quantity of treated effluent currently discharged to the ephemeral saline lake system (Hannans Lake).
Assist in the amelioration of urban salinity issues within the City.
Enable the existing wastewater re-use scheme to be managed in an economically, environmentally and socially responsible manner.
Reinforce the status of the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder as a benchmark municipality in relation to wastewater re-use initiatives.
The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder’s vision is to be a ‘sustainable regional City of the future’ and, as part of this vision, the City is committed to fully utilising all treated effluent produced at the City’s South Boulder Wastewater Treatment plant.