WA Limestone Contracting, Italia Stone Group win Bunbury breakwater deal

A milestone $69.2 million contract has been awarded for the construction of a new northern breakwater at Bunbury’s Casuarina Boat Harbor, clearing the way for work to start in August.

photo courtesy of South West Development Commission Media

As the centrepiece of the Transforming Bunbury’s Waterfront (TBW) project, the 460-metre-long breakwater is set to create sheltered harbor waters, underpinning the rejuvenation of the harbor as a regional hub for the marine industry and delivering a significant community asset.

A joint venture between Western Australian-based and owned companies WA Limestone Contracting and Italia Stone Group has been contracted to construct the new breakwater including a dredging campaign to prepare the foundation footprint and clear the entrance channel to the reconfigured harbour.

The contract also allows for the refurbishment of the existing beach groyne on the Koombana Bay foreshore, which could be extended as part of a possible future Koombana Bay marina, following recent environmental approval.

The works form part of the wider 3.1 Stage of Transforming Bunbury’s Waterfront, which is supported with $78.1 million from the Cook Government.