Regional Development Minister Hendy Cowan and Lands Minister Doug Shave today announced that work was set to proceed on the next stage of the Exmouth Marina resort and residential development, with LandCorp as project manager on behalf of the State.
Mr Cowan described the project as essential for the long-term growth of the town and its environs.
"The marina village and new inner harbour builds on the substantial investments already made in the Exmouth boat harbour and air passenger terminal and will make a major contribution to the long-term recovery of the town following the devastation caused by Cyclone Vance" he said.
The Exmouth area offers some superb tourism, lifestyle and recreational opportunities and the new resort and residential development would see infrastructure provided to support growth.
Mr Shave said that with LandCorp now managing the project, there was certainty for the development proceeding early in 2001.
"LandCorp will bring to this project long-term experience in developing regional projects such as the Geraldton Batavia Marina and the Carnarvon NorthWater Estate" he said.
The State Government decided not to proceed with entering into a contract with a consortium led by Multiplex due to failure to agree on some key provisions.
Mr Cowan said that the State Government would ensure that development of the project maximised opportunities for local content.
"This is good news for local businesses and will give a much needed boost to the regional economy" he said.
Peter Jackson (Minister Cowan’s office) 9222-8788
John Clune (Minister Shave’s office) 9213 6500