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WA quarrying businesses kickstart Ocean Reef Marina upgrade



Works on the Ocean Reef Marina in Western Australia have commenced, employing local quarrying companies WA Limestone and Italia Stone Group.

Two breakwaters are scheduled for construction at Ocean Reef Marina using locally sourced limestone and granite.

Each breakwater will have a limestone core and will be surrounded by granite to increase durability.

Construction of the breakwaters will be undertaken by WA Limestone and Italia Stone Group, starting in late March.

Local quarries will provide 650,000 tonnes of limestone rocks and 30,000 tonnes of granite rocks for the project from early March.

WA Bluemetal Quarry in Byford, Western Australia is extracting granite rocks for the project, with most of the limestone to be supplied by DevelopmentWA’s Neerabup Quarry.

Western Australian Premier Mark McGowan said the works would provide a $3 billion boost to the state’s economy.

“The start of the breakwater works marks an exciting new stage in the development of the Ocean Reef Marina,” he said.

“The landmark project is helping boost local businesses, with 94 WA companies already engaged to work on the project.

“The iconic precinct is expected to deliver a $3 billion boost to the Western Australian economy and support 8,600 construction jobs.”

Ocean Reef Marina is a Western Australian government project delivered by Development WA and the City of Joondalup.


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