Esperance Port Authority office complex opened.
After a decade of mostly voluntary work, the first racing trials took place on the new racecourse. Esperance Bay Turf Club racecourse was established on Fisheries Road, and was officially declared opened by W.A. Premier, Brian Burke.
The old Cannery Arts centre gallery was refurbished, with new studios, a music centre, artists flat and verandas were added to the complex.
An immediate halt in salt mining on Pink Lake was called, until a thorough study was undertaken in order to establish that the industry has no effect on the colour of the area’s best known attraction.