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Talk About Greater Geraldton COUNCIL NEWS Council have been busy with last week's bumper agenda producing some positive outcomes. In great news, Geraldton has been selected as the site for one of two specially built Telethon Homes. Council unanimously approved a request by WA Country Builders to waive all applicable City fees associated with the construction of the 2018 Channel 7 Telethon Home. Located in Wandina, the home will be sold by public auction with all proceeds going to Princess Margaret Hospital for Children. The Stretch Reconciliation Plan 2017-2020 and the revised Welcome to Country Guide have also been acknowledged by Council last week. The Stretch Reconciliation Action Plan outlines

programs and projects that the City will undertake and the spelling of the word Yamaji has been amended to Yamatji in the Welcome to Country due to changes in boundaries/claims. The change is to reflect the spelling used by the current Native Title Groups. In other news, 150m of beach at Point Moore will be closed to vehicles to prevent degeneration of sand dunes and vegetation. A strategic review will take place in the 2018/19 financial year to assess the area and when or if it can re-open to vehicles. I am also keeping everyone up to date on council news with a Podcast from Hear Me Out Geraldton. You can check it out after every Council meeting via their website or you can download and listen on your mobile.

Shane Van Styn Mayor, City of Greater Geraldton

The Veronicas & San Cisco to WoW crowd Come together this Harmony Day Bring the whole family down to Stow Gardens on the Geraldton Foreshore from 10am until 2pm on Saturday 24 March and celebrate Harmony Day with the Midwest Multicultural Association. There will be nonstop entertainment, the Parade of Nations, market stalls and more! For more information contact Yvonne on 0428 312 338.

Get pumped Geraldton, because tickets to the biggest concert of the year featuring The Veronicas and San Cisco are now on sale!

Giant interactive puppetry joins WoW Fest You haven’t seen a puppet like this before! It’s giant, it’s interactive and you can help bring it to life at this year’s Wind on Water Festival. Thanks to sponsorship from Mid West Ports Authority, the four-metre tall handwoven illuminated puppet will come to life with the help of the community to pull the strings.

You and your mates can get your tickets for just $25 each. The WoW Fest Concert is proudly presented by RedFM. Purchase your tickets via

String Symphony will be on the Geraldton Foreshore as part on WoW Fest on April 21 and 22. The free event will be available to the community across the two days and into the evenings.

Rock's building gets fresh new look

Wildlife survey kicks off in Regional Park

Those passing through Marine Terrace may have noticed the Rock’s building sporting a fresh new look, which is all part of creating vibrancy in our CBD.

The first round of Chapman River Regional Park surveys have been completed, with bird, reptile and bat specialists leading community volunteers and TAFE students throughout the area. The next round of surveys begin mid-April and include community workshops that will develop volunteers’ capacity to undertake targeted fauna observations If you would like to know more about the project, please contact Environmental Planning Officer Erin O’Connor via (08) 9956 6600.

Talk About Greater Geraldton March 2018

Baker Boy to blow the lid off Fools Festival The Drug Aware Fools Festival is back for another mammoth year and is bringing with it some of Australia’s most exciting emerging artists. Heading up the event is Arnhem Land rapper Baker Boy who made his mark on the 2017 Triple J Hottest 100. There will also be a silent disco, live art battle, skate demos, dodgeball, photo booth, chill out spaces and loads of live music. The Drug Aware Fools Festival is taking place on Saturday 7 April from 2pm to 8pm at Stow Gardens on the Geraldton Foreshore. The drug and alcohol free event is proudly supported by Healthway, Rio Tinto and LotteryWest.

The building’s windows feature vibrant photos from under the sea with playful sea lions, coral trout and perfect waves. Members of the public are encouraged to “look through the cut out goggles” to see mannequins swimming as well as get a photo in front of the building. If you are planning on uploading your photo to social media, make sure you include #lovegero and #kissafishmakeawish in your post!

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TaGG March 2018  
TaGG March 2018