A planning application has been lodged with the WA Planning Commisson and the Department of Transport to gain approval to begin marina construction.
The proponents of the Port Rockingham project have welcomed the approval already given by former State Environment Minister Donna Faragher.
Spokesman Paul Ogilvie said the environmental approvals process had been exhaustive and would guarantee Port Rockingham was developed to world’s best practice.
“This is an exciting and unique marina and jetty concept that will transform the Rockingham foreshore near Wanliss Street,” said Mr Ogilvie, a long-term Rockingham identity and former City Councillor.
“Our companies have had a long standing commitment to this City and I’m thrilled that we have been able to put forward a proposal that will really enhance the level of amenity along our magnificent foreshore.”
The marina will offer a tasteful mix of quality retail outlets complemented by a vibrant facility catering for the increasing needs of the recreational boating community south of Perth.
“The project will offer much needed facilities for Rockingham’s boat owners as the closest existing marinas are Mandurah Ocean Marina, 24km to the south, and the Fremantle Yacht Club and Challenger Harbour, 20km to the north,” said Mr Ogilvie.
“We can now proceed to formal building applications and we’re hoping to be able to commence construction of the jetty and breakwater in April 2011.”
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