Hillarys works a welcome move

Its boat ramp is the most popular of its kind in metropolitan Perth.

It’s no wonder then that news of 65 extra parking bays near the boat launching area has been welcomed.

They are part of a $1.2 million extension of the northern car park.

The Department of Transport has contracted Transfield Services for the project, |expected to be finished by summer.

Work will be staged and there will be a temporary closure of the car park during construction.

It is expected to be finished by December, with final landscaping to follow next winter.

The car park extension follows other works at the marina in recent years, including shaded areas, barbecues and the pedestrian bridge linking the retail areas with the northern part of the harbour.