The McGowan Government is powering ahead with the Ocean Reef Marina development, selecting the preferred contractor for this construction project.
The government announced yesterday two local companies as the preferred contractors to construct two new two-kilometre-long breakwaters required for the marina.
Two Western Australian companies, WA Limestone and Italia Stone Group, will construct the $60 million breakwaters.
The contractors will use up to 650,000 tonnes of limestone, sourced from Development WA’s limestone quarry in Neerabup, and about 300,000 tonnes of granite. Some of the limestone and granite used for the project will also be sourced from the existing boat harbour breakwater.
“This announcement of the preferred contractors shows this landmark and long-awaited project is full steam ahead,” said Premier Mark McGowan. “We’re investing $126.5 million in funding for the marina to help deliver an iconic development which will benefit the local community, as well as become a popular tourist attraction.”
The breakwaters will be the longest in WA, with work expected to commence by the end of this year, subject to approvals, and 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.