Ocean Reef Marina will remain a priority for WA Labor


Opposition leader Mark McGowan (extreme right) discussing the Ocean Reef Marina project with other officials.
Opposition leader Mark McGowan (extreme right) discussing the Ocean Reef Marina project with other officials.

THE Ocean Reef Marina project will remain a priority for the northern suburbs if Labor wins the March State Election.

The State opposition was in the area on Monday for a range of meetings, including a briefing with the City of Joondalup, before a sundowner at the Ocean Reef Sea Sports Club.

Opposition leader Mark McGowan said he was pleased to see the Government’s announcement on Sunday that “LandCorp would have a central role in the project”.

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“The real future will be based on a funding commitment; there will need to be some support from the State towards this project to make it happen,” he said.

“We’re going through the finances at the moment to see what we can do.

“This project is an employment generator, it’s an opportunity generator and it will make boating safer for residents of the northern suburbs so it needs to be a priority.

“The unemployment rate in the northern suburbs is increasing; it gets worse the further out you get and opportunities for employment are very important for the future.

“This is a good project; it’s been well thought through and it’s got different aspects to it.”

MOU endorsed by council

JOONDALUP councillors at Tuesday night’s meeting endorsed a draft memorandum of understanding between the City of Joondalup, LandCorp and the State Government for the Ocean Reef Marina development.

The confidential item was dealt with behind closed doors and passed unanimously by the 12 elected members present.