Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull was in Karratha last month to announce the Federal Government's $10 million contribution to the Karratha Arts and Community Precinct, through its National Stronger Regions Fund.
Woodside's Senior Vice President of the North West Shelf Project, Niall Myles, said the North West Shelf Project participants had also, in-principle, committed $3.2 million towards the Karratha Arts and Community Precinct.
"Since 2008, the North West Shelf Project has contributed more than $50 million towards social investment programs and infrastructure projects in the Pilbara region," Mr Myles said.
"We are proud to be here today to announce a significant in-principle contribution to this fantastic new facility, which will further enhance the City of Karratha's already thriving arts and culture scene."
City of Karratha Mayor Peter Long said the Karratha Arts and Community Precinct would be transformational for the region, providing the community with access to unprecedented arts and cultural opportunities.
"We have been working hard to raise the level of amenity in our city from basic mining town facilities to the standard communities expect in a major regional centre," Cr Long said.
"Our partnerships across all levels of government and with the private sector have enabled us to build fantastic facilities like the Karratha Leisureplex that have helped attract people to live in this region, and this project will further enhance the standard of living here. I'm proud to once again be here with the Australian Government, Lotterywest, Rio Tinto and the North West Shelf Project to announce another much needed piece of infrastructure."
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