- $10.9 million project will improve causeway rock structure and public access
- Upgrade a key component of Stage 2 of the Transforming Bunbury's Waterfront project
- Work to allow for future expansion of boat pens at Casuarina Boat Harbour
The completion of detailed designs for the $10.9 million upgrade of the Jetty Road causeway at Casuarina Boat Harbour in Bunbury has enabled tenders to be called for the first phase of work.
The Department of Transport project will be delivered in two phases, with the first expected to see about 24,000 tonnes of rock placed for essential improvements to the structure of the causeway from early August 2018.
The second phase of work is expected to start in early 2019 with replacement of the road, formalised parking, footpaths, landscaping and improvements to services including power, water, sewerage, firefighting and telecommunications.
Harbour users, residents, business owners and the wider community are being kept informed about the progress of the project, and will continue to be consulted as the work progresses.
The Department of Transport is working closely with the South West Development Commission, LandCorp, the City of Bunbury and other partners under the guidance of the Bunbury Development Committee to deliver the transformation of Bunbury's waterfront.
As part of the tender process, the department is holding an information opportunity for local subcontractors wanting to work with companies tendering for the phase one work.
To view the detailed design, get more information about the project or to register for the subcontractor event, visit http://www.transport.wa.gov.au/jettyroadcauseway
Comments attributed to Transport Minister Rita Saffioti:
"These works will support a major future expansion in boat pens off the causeway itself, currently being planned for the next stage of the Transforming Bunbury's Waterfront (TBW) project.
"The TBW initiative will deliver improvements to Bunbury's foreshore providing improved amenity, facilities and services that will support and stimulate the growth of tourism and local industries.
"The causeway upgrade is a significant first step towards addressing demand for local boating infrastructure and services."
Comments attributed to Regional Development Minister Alannah MacTiernan:
"The works are a key part of the TBW project which will improve the City's shorelines for community use and provide the infrastructure needed to boost the local marine and tourism industries.
"When the overall project is complete, Bunbury will have a bustling marina complex, new job and business opportunities, a revamped tourist attraction and enhanced public areas."
Comments attributed to Bunbury MLA Don Punch:
"This is an important project for Bunbury's future growth and economic development, so I am really pleased to see work on stage two of TBW getting underway.
"Bunbury has been crying out for improved marine infrastructure for decades and this project is the beginning of addressing that need.
"TBW is providing fantastic opportunities for local businesses and contractors, is creating jobs and providing much needed new infrastructure, and the oversight of the Bunbury Development Committee will ensure the work at the waterfront meets community expectations and leverages new opportunities for our community."
Transport Minister's office - 6552 5500
Regional Development Minister's office - 6552 6200