Hon Troy Buswell BEc MLA

Hon Troy Buswell BEc MLA

Former Treasurer; Minister for Transport

    More parking for Hillarys Boat Harbour

    17/10/2013 12:00 AM
     
    • Extension of northern car park to add 65 bays to popular marina
    • $1.2million project to improve facilities for boat users
    • New bays to be ready in time for the summer period

    Work has started on the $1.2million extension of the northern car park at Hillarys Boat Harbour which will add extra bays to the popular destination.

     

    Transport Minister Troy Buswell said the extra 65 bays would be ready for the harbour’s busy summer period.

     

    Mr Buswell said the boat harbour was an important Perth landmark, visited by more than four million people each year.

     

    “The Hillarys Boat Harbour is a popular destination with restaurants, shops and other aquatic attractions and with visitor numbers continuing to grow, the extension of the northern car park will increase the harbour’s capacity and help ease traffic congestion during busy times,” he said.

     

    “The new bays will be located next to the boat launching facility, which is the busiest in the metropolitan area, so I expect the boost in parking bays will be welcomed by boat users.”

     

    The Minister said construction had been scheduled during the quieter spring months to limit disruption and minimise inconvenience to harbour tenants and visitors.

     

    The Department of Transport has contracted Transfield Services for the project.

     

    Work will be staged and there will be a temporary closure of the northern car park while construction is under way.

     

    It is anticipated the majority of the works will be completed by December 2013 with final landscaping to follow in winter 2014.

     

    The car park extension follows significant improvements at the harbour in recent years, including the introduction of family friendly landscaping to incorporate shade shelters and barbecues and the new pedestrian bridge linking the retail areas with the northern part of the harbour.

       

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