Western Australia’s much anticipated Ocean Reef Marina, north of Perth, has made significant progress with the partially constructed northern and southern breakwaters crossing over.
Once constructed, the $62 million breakwaters will be made from roughly 650,000 tonnes of limestone, most of which have been sourced from DevelopmentWA’s Neerabup quarry – a 20km drive to the northeast of the state.
The southern breakwater is due to reach its intended length of 1.18 kilometres before the end of March 2022, while the northern breakwater was completed in October 2021.
The Western Australian Lands Minister John Carey was pleased about the economic contribution of the Marina.
“The Ocean Reef Marina is a really exciting project for Perth and Western Australia, and the crossing of the breakwaters represents a significant milestone which allows other works within the Marina to get underway,” Carey said.
“In total, the Ocean Reef Marina project will create around 8600 construction and 900 ongoing jobs in WA and will inject $3 billion into the state’s economy.”
Another 300,000 tonnes of granite will still be required for the project, mostly to be sourced from WA Bluemetal Quarries, in Byford, south of Perth.
By completion, the $250 million project will have created about 8600 construction and 900 ongoing jobs.
In April 2021, WA Limestone director Steve Della Bona said the company was proud to help in transforming the beachfront.
“WA Limestone is proud to be associated with this contract that will add such a huge infrastructure boost to the area and significantly better boating facilities to the local community,” he said.
Italia Stone Group has also contributed aggregates to the Ocean Reef Marina project.