Proposed Port Rockingham Marina supported by City of Rockingham

An artist's impression of the proposed Port Rockingham Marina.
An artist's impression of the proposed Port Rockingham Marina.

THE proposed Port Rockingham Marina at Wanliss Street was supported at the City of Rockingham meeting on Tuesday night.

The proposal includes a marina groyne/breakwater encompassing 497 boat pens, two public jetties, 13 ground floor commercial tenancies (including hotel restaurant) and 91 short stay accommodation units.

Councillors debated parking issues because the development application had car parking for the marina largely off site on public land.

An artist’s impression of the proposed Port Rockingham Marina.

Councillor Chris Elliott put forward an alternative recommendation for 368 car parking bays for the development (60 per cent of the required parking) in the form of cash-in-lieu, constructing 110 new car bays in the Wanliss Street car park and constructing 135 new car bays on the breakwater.

Councillors voted on Cr Elliott’s alternative recommendation and it was carried unanimously.

The current proposal has an estimated value of $35 million and will be determined by the Metro South West Joint Development Assessment Panel.