Two Rocks Marina will receive a $6 million revamp over the next two years with works to include demolition, construction of boat pens and harbour reclamation for future buildings.
The aging infrastructure will be overhauled and preparation made for future needs of the marina. Planning approval is yet to be finalised, and tenders relating to the future project will be available on Australian Tenders as they are published. Current tenders by the WA Department of Transport can be viewed at Australian Tenders here.
Boat owners and the local community now have an opportunity to provide feedback on work to improve facilities at Two Rocks Marina as long-term planning for its redevelopment gets underway.
The Department of Transport, which took on the management of the run-down facility in 2014 following the expiry of a lease with a private operator, will use the funding to improve access and infrastructure over the next two years.
The works will include:
- Demolition of condemned maritime structures, including the original fuel jetty;
- Construction of relocated boat pens;
- Upgrading and maintenance of existing jetties;
- Reclamation within the harbour for future buildings, boat pens and car parking;
- Priority repairs to the existing breakwater; and
- Priority maintenance to existing buildings.
The Department of Transport is working closely with the City of Wanneroo to progress planning approval for the works.
More information about the upgrade will be available at the Phil Renkin Recreation Centre, 59 Lisford Avenue, Two Rocks on October 11, 2017 between 5pm and 7.30pm.
"Two Rocks Marina is well positioned to accommodate future demand and provide the local community with safe maritime facilities, access to the ocean and to generate economic opportunities and jobs in construction, retail and tourism, Transport Minister Rita Saffioti said. "Population growth here has been significant and growth will continue over the next 20 years."
There will also be an opportunity to register to be involved in a Community Reference Group which will guide long-term planning and progress a vision for the redevelopment of the marina, which will include consideration of seagrass wrack accumulation and beach erosion around the marina.