Construction works are underway on the first stage of a planned $20 million upgrade of recreational boating facilities at Onslow.
The Onslow Community Boating Precinct (CBP) will provide a new boat ramp and central holding jetty with suitable space for the development of a small marina that may contain fully serviced boat pens at the Beadon Creek (Onslow) Maritime Facility.
Since Ertech crews commenced onsite in late October, considerable progress has been underway for earthworks and site establishment with the focus now on dredging of the new harbour basin, and the construction of the new boat ramp.
“Community members and boating users are reminded that yellow buoys have been installed in the Creek to define the exclusion zone around the dredging work and to please keep to the east side of the yellow markers,” Shire of Ashburton said in the update. “However, the existing boat ramp and jetty is still available while the construction of the new boat ramp is underway.”
Stage one of the $9.2 million project, funded by the Shire, Chevron-operated Wheatstone, the Commonwealth Recreational Fishing and Camping Facilities Program and the WA Government is currently on schedule, and is expected to be completed by mid-2022.
The Stage 2 includes fully serviced boat pens, public jetties and berthing, completed landscaping and car parks, serviced development lots, community open space and ablutions.