- LandCorp and City of Joondalup sign Memorandum of Understanding to formalise working relationship for Ocean Reef Marina project
- Project team assembled; planning and environmental approvals underway
- Construction of new world-class waterfront precinct expected to begin in 2020
- Hundreds of jobs to be created in construction of marina and more once open
A new agreement between the State Government's development agency, LandCorp, and the City of Joondalup has set the framework for the development of the new Ocean Reef Marina precinct in Perth's north.
The world-class development, with a planned 550 boat pens, more than 200 boat stackers, an expected 1,000 houses and apartments, and 12,000 square metres of retail and commercial space, will create a new hub of recreational amenity, living opportunities and tourism in our fast-growing northern corridor.
The precinct is also expected to include hotel and short-stay accommodation.
A Memorandum of Understanding signed today by Lands Minister Rita Saffioti, LandCorp chief operations officer Dean Mudford, City of Joondalup Mayor Albert Jacob and City of Joondalup chief executive officer Garry Hunt, outlines how the two parties will work together to develop the vision, detailed design and delivery of the marina.
The formal agreement follows the joint announcement by Premier Mark McGowan and Ms Saffioti in September last year to commit $120 million in funding for the marina over the life of the project, beginning with a $35 million allocation over the next four years.
Ultimately, the project is expected to attract private sector funding totalling more than $500 million, and create hundreds of jobs in construction and in local businesses once open.
Development of the marina will be led by LandCorp, working closely with the City of Joondalup and other stakeholders.
The Metropolitan Region Scheme Amendment and Public Environmental Review processes have been submitted for approval, and a project team is now in place.
Construction is expected to begin on the new marina in 2020. On completion, it will offer world-class boating, tourism and recreational facilities together with a variety of retail, commercial and living opportunities within a high amenity area.
Comments attributed to Lands Minister Rita Saffioti:
"The McGowan Government's commitment to progressing the development of this long-awaited, world-class project ensures the growing population in our city's northern coastal corridor will have access to high-quality facilities that deliver a thriving new recreational and tourism hub for Perth.
"I congratulate LandCorp and the City of Joondalup for coming together to work collaboratively on this project.
"The new Ocean Reef Marina will create hundreds of jobs, an expected 1,000 new dwellings and much-needed facilities for boating and recreation, while also providing a go-to destination for visitors to this State.
"We are looking forward to realising the vision for this iconic new precinct where tourists, local businesses and new residents can enjoy our magnificent coastline and all it has to offer."
Comments attributed to Joondalup MLA Emily Hamilton:
"This project has been a long time coming and I'm so excited for local residents that the Ocean Reef Marina is now a step closer.
"The McGowan Government went to the last election with a promise to get this project moving and today we're doing exactly that. This project is a priority for me and is supported by the community.
"We are committed to delivering local jobs and this project will achieve this.
"As any local resident will tell you, this is an amazing part of the world to live and there is so much potential here. The McGowan Government recognises this potential and is working hard to unleash it."
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