The world-class Ocean Reef Marina is the most significant infrastructure development in Joondalup’s history.
The vision to create a world-class boat harbour with residential homes, shops and restaurants right on an idyllic stretch of Indian Ocean coastline has been pursued for more than thirty years.
Work on this northern suburbs lifestyle hub commenced in August 2020.
Ocean Reef Marina will be an apex destination for tourism, entertainment and lifestyle, driving investment into Joondalup while raising the City’s profile as a desirable place to live, work and relax.
Joondalup’s Mayor Albert Jacob has been involved in the push to create the marina for many years and says it’s an exciting opportunity for the City.
“This world-class project has unprecedented community support and will be a much sought after tourist, business and residential location.”
Generating local jobs and investment
The Ocean Reef Marina project is being implemented by DevelopmentWA and will create capacity for approximately 550 boat pens and 200 boat stackers right on the coastline.
There will also be about 12,000sqm of commercial and retail space, more than 5ha of open spaces and over 1,000 homes for investors to buy.
The multi-million dollar project will create over 900 ongoing jobs once the marina is built-out, construction will generate 8,600 direct and indirect jobs.
Once built, more employment and investment opportunities will arise as the marina itself begins serving the needs of boats, and the cafes, restaurants and shops integral to the design open their doors.
This will increase the region’s appeal as a great place to do business and bring more investment to the City, enhancing its rising status.
Creating international appeal
The innovative design of Ocean Reef Marina will create a seaside boat harbour, harmonised with its unique environment, which promotes the use of advanced architectural techniques controlled through the project’s Design Guidelines to create striking buildings that will appeal to property investors and home buyers.
This will put Joondalup on the map for tourism while further lifting the profile and value of its beautiful coastal areas.
The marina’s entertainment precincts will bring colour and life to the area, ensuring the marina is an attractive place to visit and live.
The outer breakwaters, internal marina edge walls and boat pens will offer a high level of protection to vessels with the design undergoing advanced testing to ensure its durability.
All of these elements will combine to create a fully realised opportunity for international retailers and investors, adding yet another point of value for Joondalup’s growing status as a globally connected City.