Ocean Reef Marina facelift 30 years in the making
After 30 years since the initial proposal, the long-awaited Ocean Reef Marina project has moved one step closer with the Liberal National Government announcing it will take a lead for the waterfront precinct.
The redevelopment will transform the coastal land into a significant waterfront facility featuring public open spaces, boardwalks, tourist accommodation and a range of retail, commercial and food and beverage outlets to stimulate tourism and job opportunities.
The project will deliver about 600 boat pens, as well as ramps and stackers to help address a shortage of boating infrastructure in the Perth metropolitan area.
Lands Minister Terry Redman said, “It is also envisaged the development will provide a range of accommodation options and deliver about 1,000 residences, bringing a greater diversity of housing choices and density not previously seen in the area.”
Mr Redman said the State Government, through LandCorp, would work with the City of Joondalup to help deliver this long-awaited project, which was first proposed more than 30 years ago.
“Ocean Reef Marina represents a rare opportunity for coastal land to be developed into a significant facility that encompasses high levels of environmental, economic and social sustainability,” Mr Redman said.
The 2016-2017 State Budget committed $500,000 towards securing planning and environmental approvals and finalising the business case for the marina proposal.
A detailed business case is expected for consideration by Landcorp by the end of 2016.