25/09/2009 - 10:03

Rockingham marina project advances

25/09/2009 - 10:03

Bookmark

Save articles for future reference.

The state government has given the go-ahead for the Cape Peron marina project at Rockingham, which will provide much-needed boating pens and create business opportunities.

The state government has given the go-ahead for the Cape Peron marina project at Rockingham, which will provide much-needed boating pens and create business opportunities.

Premier Colin Barnett today said the project will proceed to the next phase which includes detailed investigations before a formal public environmental assessment is conducted by the Environmental Protection Authority.

The project will only go ahead once the EPA gives their approval. LandCorp will manage the development but a private partner will be sought.

Mr Barnett said Rockingham residents have been waiting 40 years for new boating facilities and a secure marina.

"Cockburn Sound is a magnificent recreational area but there is no marina or services such as fuel, repairs, a chandlery, boat stackers, hardstand or parking for boat owners between Mandurah and Fremantle," he said.

The marina project - which will inlcue cafes, restaurants, holiday accommodation and education opportunities - is a part of the state government's 'Directions 2031' planning framework for the Perth and Peel regions.

'Directions 2031' has identified Rockingham as a new primary centre.

"The addition of the excellent recreational boating and tourist facilities at Cape Peron would enhance the city's Primary Centre role," Planning Minister John Day said.

"Degraded areas of Cape Peron would also be rehabilitated and improved visitor facilities provided."

Mr Day said the additional environmental studies as well as community feedback would guide the final concept plan.

"The State Government is committed to providing a range of boating and visitor facilities for everyone's benefit," he said.

STANDING BY BUSINESS. TRUSTED BY BUSINESS.

Subscription Options