Hon Rita Saffioti BBus MLA

Hon Rita Saffioti BBus MLA

Minister for Transport; Planning; Ports

    Coastal infrastructure to bolster Western Australia’s Recovery Plan

    2/08/2020 1:30 PM
    • Two coastal projects worth a combined $11 million receive funding
    • Projects will provide jobs in the short term and further community and tourism benefits upon completion
    • Major investment part of the McGowan Government's $5.5 billion WA Recovery Plan  
    • Full list of upgrades available at inthistogether.wa.gov.au

    Two coastal infrastructure projects worth a combined $11 million have received funding as part of the McGowan Government's latest tranche of WA Recovery Plan initiatives.


    A range of community and sports infrastructure projects will share a $300 million funding pool aimed at creating an ongoing pipeline of work for local small businesses and contractors.


    A total of $170 million will go towards the community infrastructure package, while $130 million will go towards the sports facilities package - both funding projects across all parts of the State.


    As part of the $170 million community infrastructure package, the McGowan Government will address two major coastal infrastructure projects:

    • $9.69 million to replace Woodman Point Jetty in Coogee; and
    • $1.3 million for planning for the Tantabiddi Boat Ramp redevelopment in Exmouth.

    The funding for Woodman Point Jetty will cover demolition of the old structure, which is at the end of its life, and construction of a newer and safer jetty fit for recreational use.


    The replacement jetty will be built to the south of the old structure, with the existing concrete piles that were installed in 1938 to be left in place to acknowledge local heritage and to remain a continued attraction for divers.


    Meanwhile, we have also secured funds to progress the vision for the Tantabiddi Boat Ramp near Exmouth, where Western Australians have been holidaying in record numbers recently.


    The current boat ramp frequently operates at capacity and will require more launching lanes in coming years to manage the forecast growth in boating and tourism.


    The $1.3 million will enable the Tantabiddi Boat Ramp to progress with the research and planning for a final concept plan.


    Comments attributed to Transport Minister Rita Saffioti:


    "These projects achieve two much-needed outcomes at this time - creating jobs and providing better outdoor, tourism-related facilities for the community.


    "The Woodman Point Jetty has been a hugely popular attraction for many decades, and we want to ensure that continues with a modern standard, safer structure.


    "We look forward to working with recreational fishers, divers and the local community on the new Woodman Point Jetty to ensure we maximise its benefits.


    "Our planning work for the Tantabiddi Boat Ramp will progress the long-term vision to increase capacity for boats.


    "As a major gateway to the world-renowned Ningaloo Reef, there are a lot of exciting opportunities for locals and tourists once this facility is in place."


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