• Ocean Reef Marina full steam ahead with selection of local contractor

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Ocean Reef Marina full steam ahead with selection of local contractor

The McGowan Government has announced two Western Australian companies – WA Limestone and Italia Stone Group as the preferred contractors to work on the two-kilometre-long breakwaters (the longest in WA) required for the marina.

Both companies, are expected to employ 56 local workers to construct the $60 million breakwaters using up to 650,000 tonnes of limestone, sourced from Development WA’s limestone quarry in Neerabup, and about 300,000 tonnes of granite.

The breakwaters will be the longest in WA, with the work expected to commence by the end of 2020, subject to approvals and is to be completed by mid-2022.

The existing boat harbour will remain operational, including access to boat ramps and trailer parking, throughout the breakwater construction works.

The latest landscape plans cover four key public spaces – the beach, central parkland, the plaza and connections from the water to the dunes. Activations in those spaces will include a youth plaza, ocean-themed playground, native plants, undulating landforms to represent the story of the Waugal (the Rainbow Serpent), a waterfront promenade, food and beverage opportunities and large shade structures.

The Ocean Reef Marina is expected to create 8,600 jobs during the estimated 10-15 year construction period, with more than 900 ongoing jobs once complete.

The McGowan Government has committed $126.5 million in funding for the marina project which is being led by Development WA, in collaboration with the City of Joondalup.

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Date Published: 22 November 2020

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