Hon Terry Redman MLA

Hon Terry Redman MLA

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

    Carnarvon celebrates new boating marina

    14/05/2016 2:00 PM
     
    • Twenty-two new pens and two refurbished groynes for Carnarvon
    • $1.3 million investment through Royalties for Regions

    Carnarvon's celebrated yacht club now lays claim to a new boating marina, with the refurbishment of two groynes and the addition of a new 22 floating pen section.

               

    Regional Development Minister Terry Redman said the refurbished marina had increased the pen numbers at the Carnarvon Yacht Club to 54, and through the refurbished groynes, had improved navigational safety for boats en-route to the fascine.

     

    "With eight pens set aside for visiting boats, the new marina addresses the growing demand from local and visiting boating communities," Mr Redman said.

     

    "The Carnarvon Yacht Club is home to the only marina between Geraldton and Exmouth.

     

    "With the marina now providing a safer anchorage point for boats travelling along the coast, more boating visitors will be encouraged to stay and that will generate great economic and social benefits for the Carnarvon community."

     

    The strengthened groynes will reduce the leaching of silt into the fascine waterway boat channel, and will also protect the amenities of the yacht club.

     

    "Recreational facilities create opportunities for tourism and are critical in supporting community participation initiatives," the Minister said.

     

    "This is a fantastic example of Royalties for Regions being committed to enhancing local infrastructure and investing in the sustainability of our regional communities."

     

    Revenue generated from the 22 new pens will be put towards maintaining and expanding the club facilities and, in future, provide for the refurbishment of the original 32 pens.  The revenue received will also create opportunities for youth training in aquatic sport such as sailing.

     

    The Carnarvon boating marina project complements other Carnarvon fascine and waterways projects made possible by the Royalties for Regions Gascoyne Revitalisation Plan.

     

    The $1.604 million project has been made possible by an investment of $1.3 million from the State Government's Royalties for Regions Gascoyne Revitalisation Plan, $294,000 from the Carnarvon Yacht Club and $10,000 from the Shire of Carnarvon.

     

    Fact File

    • The Gascoyne Revitalisation Plan aims to deliver major infrastructure and community priorities in the region
    • The Carnarvon fascine revitalisation, town centre precinct and Carnarvon boat ramp projects are key investments by the Gascoyne Revitalisation Plan

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