The Mindarie Marina has recently celebrated its 20th anniversary having been officially opened in May 1989 by the then Premier Peter Dowding.
The harbour, originally scheduled to take 38 weeks to build, was completed in just 32 weeks (eight months) an impressive effort for a project of that scale. The first stage of the Hotel/Marina complex was completed at a cost of $34 million.
Over the past 20 years the Marina has undergone not only a huge development blitz in the surrounding areas but has also experienced its own facelifts and refurbishments with some sensational new additions to the Mediterranean style Boardwalk area. The latest additions having recently been completed in July 2006 involving the redevelopment of the boardwalk area with the addition of the Indian Ocean Microbrewery and Restaurant.
The Marina itself is approximately 13.5 hectares (34 acres) with the depth varying from two to five metres. The maximum depth of cut is 18 metres, with a harbour entrance of 50 metres next to an 800 metre breakwater. Constructed in 1988, sixty machines were used to excavate and compact approximately 30,000 cubic metres per day.
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