THE Port Coogee marina expansion has progressed to the next phase after Cockburn council voted to proceed towards creating a final detailed design.
The final design will incorporate feedback received from the community and include a budget item at the mid-year financial review for stage one of the expansion.
Stage one includes Maraboo Island jetties, gatehouses, a boardwalk and building cleansing upgrades and is estimated to cost $5.28 million, with a further $1.43 million needed for stage two.
Community feedback mainly focused on parking, boat pen size and numbers and avenues for attractions such as cafes and restaurants.
At December’s council meeting, a report on the viability of modifications to the marina services building to allow for a commercial food and beverage business in the future was presented.
Councillor Charmonix Terblanche requested the report in August and said at the time the marina was a perfect setting for cafes and restaurants.
The report noted the marina services building would be the ideal location for a wine or tapas bar or cafe, especially given the lack of commercial and retail opportunities near to the marina.