Two Rocks Marina: residents can have say on $6m upgrade through reference group

Seagrass south of the marina earlier this year.
Seagrass south of the marina earlier this year.

RESIDENTS will have an opportunity to be involved in a $6 million upgrade to Two Rocks Marina through a community reference group.

The Department of Transport, which took over management of the marina in 2014, will do more upgrades over the next two years to address ageing infrastructure, improve safety and provide a foundation for future redevelopment.

Residents will be able to register for the community reference group that will guide long-term planning and a vision for the redevelopment of the marina.

That will also consider issues such as seagrass wrack accumulation and beach erosion around the marina.

“The formation of a community reference group in the early stages plays a key role in ensuring community and user group interests and concerns are identified and addressed,” Butler MLA John Quigley said.

“The long-term redevelopment and expansion at Two Rocks Marina will be complementary to the proposed Ocean Reef Marina.”

Transport Minister Rita Saffioti said the proposed work was critical to deliver safety and access improvements to the facility.

“Population growth here has been significant and growth will continue over the next 20 years,” she said.

“Two Rocks Marina is well positioned to accommodate future demand and provide the local community with safe maritime facilities, access to the ocean and to generate economic opportunities and jobs in construction, retail and tourism.

“It’s envisaged Two Rocks Marina will eventually provide visitors with an experience similar to that at Hillarys Boat Harbour which generates employment and millions of dollars for the economy each year.”

The department is working with the City of Wanneroo to progress planning approval for the works.

There will be an information session at the Phil Renkin Recreation Centre, 59 Lisford Avenue, Two Rocks on October 11 from 5-7.30pm.

The works will include:

Demolition of condemned maritime structures, including the original fuel jetty;
Construction of relocated boat pens;
Upgrading and maintenance of existing jetties;
Reclamation within the harbour for future buildings, boat pens and car parking;
Priority repairs to the existing breakwater; and
Priority maintenance to existing buildings.

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