UPGRADES at Two Rocks Marina mean the future offers more certainty and easier access for Two Rocks Volunteer Marine Rescue Group.
Commander Wayne Wyatt said the group had recently signed a four-year lease extension with the Department of Transport for its building overlooking the boat ramp.
Last week, Transport Minister Dean Nalder said cost savings from the $1.2 million boat ramp upgrade meant the department would also be able to install another 18m boat pontoon 75m north of the finger jetty by May.
“It will provide extra boat space when we bring in disabled vessels,” Mr Wyatt said.
“The old jetty we pull up to now is very short – this new jetty is going to be longer.
“The floating jetty and the length of it will definitely increase our safety.”
Mr Wyatt said the work already done had been beneficial to the area.
“It has improved dramatically the turnover rate at the ramp,” he said.
“I haven’t heard any adverse criticism.”
City of Wanneroo also welcomed the completion of upgrades, with Mayor Tracey Roberts saying it would benefit local boat owners and the volunteer marine rescue.
“Enjoying the terrific maritime environment is a big part of the Wanneroo lifestyle and this upgrade will benefit many locals,” she said.
“The Two Rocks Volunteer Marine Rescue Group is a not-for-profit organisation and has provided assistance to the WA boating public since 1991.
“The group is operated by those who willingly dedicate their time to provide on-the-water assistance, radio coverage, finance reporting, training and maintenance of equipment for the local and wider community.
“They rescue and help vessels in distress and it is vitally important they have the facilities they need to do their job effectively.”
Work at the marina included upgrading the carpark, widening the boat ramp and installing a new central floating jetty, as well as new access paths, solar lighting and signage upgrades.