Shire of Boddington

Economic Development

Welcome to Marradong Country

A landscape rich with diverse and distinct flora and fauna, with vast skies that surround the undulating hills, winding rivers and open pastures, this is life in the hand of nature. Discover and explore the reserves and open spaces all to be freely enjoyed and available to walkers, picnickers and travellers.

Located just 90 minutes drive south east of Perth, the region encompasses the townships of Boddington, Wandering and Williams, all of which have a long history of farming and grazing. Marradong Country is now emerging as a gourmet food and wine region, with several wineries, olive groves and producers of preserves and homemade delights available to tantalize your taste buds.

Take a stroll along the Hotham River in Boddington, walk the main street and talk to the locals while taking in some of our historcial buildings such as our Old School or the original Road Boards building or visit the talented ladies in our local Arts and Crafts Centre to admire their handiwork and purchase some handmade gifts for your loved ones. Boddington has lots to offer…

Foreshore Civic Precinct Project

02 January 2019

 The Masterplans for the Foreshore Civic Precinct Project that include the Skate Park, Pump Track, Nature Play Space Fitness Zone and extensive landscaping for the foreshore area are available by clicking on the link below.

 This project was chosen after extensive public consultation. Council had received almost unanimous public endorsement of the appropriateness of the development in Boddington. Council considers there is considerable economic benefit to be derived primarily in terms of attracting visitors to Boddington but in addition the project has the potential for attracting and retaining residents.

 Council has found that expenditure in recent years on a Medical Centre (which now hosts two doctors) and increasing the number of retirement/independent living units from 4 to 11 (of which eight are now occupied) has increased Boddington's viability as a community by attracting more people to live locally.

 In addition to being attractive to residents, the Foreshore Civic Precinct will be attractive to people visiting the nearby Dwellingup Trails Hub and thus become a further important economic driver for Boddington.

 At a public meeting on 11th September 2018 at the Boddington Community Resource Centre Gallery, the community provided very positive feedback that the project was on target to deliver the main priorities for likely users of the space.

 Council’s architects, Emerge and Associates are finalizing the documentation to enable Council to call tenders for the construction.

 Copies of the plan can also be viewed at the Boddington Public Library (Open Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 4pm) and at the Shire of Boddington Administration Building (Open 9.00am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday).

 

Civic Precinct Masterplan

 

Main Street Vision - Ken Austic Square Node

The first node to be developed will be installed in Ken Austic Square.  Each node will be designed to offer a welcoming, shaded space with seating to invite visitors and residents to sit and enjoy the space for longer.  As plans for the main street progress it is hoped that public art and wayfinding will also be introduced into each node to further enhance our main street and to connect the main street  to the foreshore and other significant sights or points of interest around town.

Construction is expected to commence 1st February 2019/

To view the latest plans for this node please click on the link below.

Click here for plans

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