Major projects


Hub of Entertainment, Arts and Regional Tourism (HEART) Project

The HEART project will create a multi-purpose, highly flexible entertainment and business events complex which both meets the needs of the current population and caters for projected population and visitor growth. The transformational project developed initially under the SuperTown Program and involves a major redevelopment of the 35-year-old Margaret River Cultural Centre and the adjoining 39-year-old squash court and basketball facilities.

The HEART project will expand and refurbish these ageing facilities into a transformed multipurpose conference, meetings, performance, exhibition and events venue.

The project is made possible thanks to a series of successful grant funding approvals totalling $6.75m including:
$1.8m National Stronger Regions Fund Grant
$1.4m Lotterywest Grant
$.5m Regional Venues Improvement Fund Grant
$3.05m  Growing the South Royalties for Regions Grant

Margaret River Main Street Redevelopment

In 2019 the main street of Margaret River and surrounding areas will be transformed, making our town centre an attractive, modern, international tourist destination. Plans will incorporate al fresco dining areas, beautiful landscaping, street furniture, mood lighting, public art works and wider footpaths. The redevelopment will commence once the new Margaret River Perimeter Road is completed, and will improve safety for pedestrians and cyclists accessing our town centre.

For more information about this project visit our online consultation hub Your Say 



Perimeter Road

The construction of Margaret River Perimeter Road, will provide an alternative route for heavy vehicles passing through Margaret River town centre. This will reduce congestion and enhance safety for pedestrians in the commercial and tourist precinct. The State Government announced further funding of $58.26M in December 2015 to complete the Margaret River Perimeter Road and John Archibald Drive.

Main Roads Western Australia are progressing works to finalise the design in preparation for construction commencing in early 2017.
For more information about this project here

Project Schedule

December 2015  ​ State Government announced funding for Stage Two
March 2017      ​Public tenders called
September 2017    ​ Construction commenced
December 2018      Estimated completion

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