Two Rocks Marina vision out for consultation

Two Rocks Marina. Picture: Department of Transport
Two Rocks Marina. Picture: Department of Transport

AN ocean pool, entertainment hub and eight-lane boat launching facility feature in a draft master plan for Two Rocks Marina, released for public comment today.

Transport Minister Rita Saffioti on July 4 released a draft plan to guide the development of the marina into a world-class destination over the next 40 years.

“The release of the Two Rocks Marina Draft Master Plan for public comment marks a significant milestone in developing a long-term blueprint to optimise the potential of the marina,” she said.

“Perth’s northern suburbs are growing rapidly and the 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.”

The plan aims to establish the marina as a tourism hub, and build on the maritime and crayfishing industry activities to create jobs as the development progresses.

Two Rocks Marina draft master plan options.

The centrepiece of the plan will be an entertainment and recreation precinct, with a pedestrian bridge extending over the water forming the limits of a protected swimming beach.

An eight-lane boat launching facility, parks and additional public spaces are also features of the aspirational long-term vision which is the work of the Two Rocks Marina Reference Group.

Longer term proposals for the marina will also help to reduce local environmental challenges such as seaweed build-up and erosion.

The marina is currently undergoing $6 million worth of upgrades including breakwater improvements and the demolition of ageing maritime structures, including the original fuel jetty and the construction of a small number of relocated boat pens.

Butler MLA John Quigley said thanked members of the Two Rocks Marina Reference Group for their work in creating the draft plan and representing the local community and businesses.

“I’m looking forward to hearing from the community about their views on the proposed development and how it can be transformed into a local community hub we can all enjoy,” he said.

The Transport Department will hold an open day on July 21 from noon to 4pm at Sun City Yacht Club, Australis Drive for anyone who has an interest in the Two Rocks Marina to learn more about the project.

Have a say on the Two Rocks Marina Draft Master Plan until August 15 at www.transport.wa.gov.au/two-rocks-projects.