Another milestone reached for Ocean Reef Marina redevelopment
Thursday 17 October 2019
Planning Minister Rita Saffioti has announced new zoning of approximately 65ha for a waterfront precinct at Ocean Reef.
Planning Minister Rita Saffioti has announced new zoning of approximately 65ha for a waterfront precinct at Ocean Reef, which will enable works to commence on the long-awaited marina redevelopment.
Following the passing of necessary legislation and the granting of environmental approvals earlier this month, Minister Saffioti has tabled changes to the Metropolitan Region Scheme (MRS) to consolidate marine and land uses in the area and allow for expansion of the existing harbour and creation of a world-class destination.
The McGowan Government has committed $120 million over the life of the project, including $35 million over the first four years to complete detailed design and commence construction. The project is also expected to attract over $500 million in private sector funding.
It is anticipated hundreds of jobs will be created during the design and construction phases, with the final development stimulating further long-term employment opportunities.
When complete, Ocean Reef Marina will provide much-needed boat pens and stackers, waterfront cafes and restaurants, new residential, hotel and short-stay accommodation, and a mix of retail and commercial spaces.
The MRS amendment follows a rigorous planning process that included community and stakeholder consultation, and contributes to the range of approvals necessary to progress the proposed marina redevelopment.
More information about the project, including redevelopment plans, can be found online at http://www.dplh.wa.gov.au/ocean-reef-marina
Read the full media statement.
Image: Landcorp concept image of the Marina