Hon Troy Buswell BEc MLA

Hon Troy Buswell BEc MLA

Former Treasurer; Minister for Transport

Hon Terry Redman MLA

Hon Terry Redman MLA

Former Minister for Regional Development; Lands; Minister Assisting the Minister for State Development

    Forty boat pens ready for harbour opening

    25/02/2014 12:00 AM
    • 40 pens will be ready for the opening of the Augusta Boat Harbour in September
    • Number of pens increased following strong demand from boat owners

    Forty boat pens will be delivered in the first stage of the Liberal National Government’s Augusta Boat Harbour following strong demand from boat owners.


    Transport Minister Troy Buswell said a call for expressions of interest (EOI) in the pens at the new facility had received a strong response from the boating community.


    “The 40 floating pens will be part of stage one of the harbour project which is on schedule to open in September,” Mr Buswell said.


    “The pens will range in size from 10 metres to 25 metres and while the majority will be available for long term lease, a number will be retained for short term rental to provide a safe haven for skippers coming from the metropolitan area or other locations.”


    Regional Development Minister Terry Redman said the new pens were a major benefit of the Royalties for Regions-funded infrastructure project.


    “A number of people responding to the EOI for pens indicated they would purchase a boat if a pen was made available, reinforcing the flow-on business opportunities to the Augusta community,” Mr Redman said.  


    “The harbour is also expected to boost tourism and commercial development in the region.”


    People who submitted an EOI for a pen will be contacted by the Department of Transport to reconfirm their interest and start the allocation process. 


    If boat owners are interested in submitting an EOI for a pen they can email the project manager at AugustaBoatHarbour@transport.wa.gov.au.            


             Fact File

    • Two main breakwaters to complete the protected harbour at Flinders Bay were completed last year
    • The $34.6million boat harbour includes boat pens, a 50 metre service wharf, a four lane boat launching facility, navigation markers and parking for 160 vehicles with trailers and 50 cars
    • Future stages may include the provision of additional boat pens and commercial land development
    • Further information about the project is available at http://www.transport.wa.gov.au/augustaboatharbour

    Transport Minister’s office - 6552 6400  

    Regional Development Minister’s office - 6552 6700