Ocean Reef Marina surging ahead as breakwaters near completion

  • Landmark project moving into next stage
  • Marina dredging and land-side works due to commence soon
  • Access to the existing boat ramps to be maintained during these works
  • Construction is nearing completion for the McGowan Government’s landmark Ocean Reef Marina development.

    The construction of two new breakwaters at the entrance to Ocean Reef Marina are nearly complete as the next stage in works is about to commence. Both breakwaters have been built out to their full length, with the northern breakwater now at its final height.

    With the breakwaters now protecting the marina, the landmark project is able to move into its next phase, including dredging to create adequate water depths for vessel navigation and storage, and land-side clearing to provide fill for land reclamation and enable the commencement of future earth works.

    The contractors for the breakwater construction, local businesses WA Limestone and Italia Stone Group, have been selected to undertake the works which are scheduled to commence in early August 2022 and are expected to be completed early to mid-2023.

    The new Ocean Reef Marina will be an iconic recreational, boating, residential and tourism precinct with Perth’s first coastal pool and a family beach within the protection of the marina. When complete, it will have capacity for 550 boat pens, 200 boat stackers, boat ramps and trailer parking.

    More than 1,000 residential dwellings are also planned for the marina precinct across a range of housing types, including homesites, apartments and mixed-use developments, accompanied by up to 12,000 square-metres of retail and commercial floor space, as well as more than 5 hectares of community spaces.

    At least 8,600 jobs will be created during the marina’s construction as well as 900 ongoing jobs, with the world-class development to provide a $3 billion injection into the Western Australian economy.

    The Ocean Reef Marina is a McGowan Labor Government project being delivered by DevelopmentWA, in collaboration with the City of Joondalup.

    As stated by Lands Minister John Carey:

    “The new Ocean Reef Marina is a landmark project for our State and has reached yet another significant milestone with the commencement of this next phase of works, further laying the groundwork required to create an iconic coastal destination for Perth. 

    “The Marina project will also deliver a diverse range of homes, shopping and entertainment options, and community facilities.

    “Comprehensive and careful planning has taken place to ensure the local environment and fauna are protected while the works are undertaken.

    “It’s exciting to see the construction phase is progressing smoothly and we are on track to start developing the sites for the new Ocean Reef Sea Sports Club, Marine Rescue Whitfords and the Joondalup City RSL facilities in 2023.”

    As stated by Joondalup MLA Emily Hamilton:

    “This is another terrific step forward for this significant and transformational project in Joondalup, and our local community is excitedly watching the Ocean Reef Marina take shape.

    “Not only will this development become a tourism hotspot with the creation of a world-class marina and WA’s first coastal pool, it will create thousands of new jobs that will be a major injection into the local economy.”

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