Ocean Reef Ma­rina up­date

Joondalup Weekender - - Front Page -

A NEW agree­ment be­tween State Gov­ern­ment agency LandCorp and the City of Joon­dalup set­ting the frame­work for the de­vel­op­ment of the Ocean Reef Ma­rina was signed on Tues­day.

The mem­o­ran­dum of un­der­stand­ing, signed by Lands Min­is­ter Rita Saf­fi­oti, LandCorp chief op­er­a­tions of­fi­cer Dean Mud­ford and Joon­dalup Mayor Al­bert Ja­cob and chief ex­ec­u­tive Garry Hunt, out­lines how the two par­ties will work to­gether to de­velop the vi­sion, de­tailed de­sign and de­liv­ery of the project in a timely man­ner.

In Septem­ber, the State Gov­ern­ment an­nounced a fund­ing com­mit­ment of $120 mil­lion over the life of the project, start­ing with $35 mil­lion over the next four years.

The project is also ex­pected to at­tract pri­vate sec­tor fund­ing of more than $500 mil­lion.

En­vi­ron­men­tal and plan­ning ap­provals have been reached via a Metropoli­tan Re­gion Scheme amend­ment and Pub­lic En­vi­ron­men­tal Re­view pro­cesses sub­mit­ted for ap­proval. A project team is now also in place. LandCorp will lead the de­vel­op­ment of the ma­rina, work­ing closely with the City of Joon­dalup and other stake­hold­ers, and con­struc­tion is ex­pected to start in 2020.

Mr Ja­cob, who is the for­mer en­vi­ron­ment min­is­ter and Ocean Reef MLA, said the sign­ing of the mem­o­ran­dum of un­der­stand­ing was a sig­nif­i­cant step for­ward for the project.

Garry Hunt, Joon­dalup MLA Emily Hamil­ton and Dean Mud­ford with (front) Rita Saf­fi­oti and Al­bert Ja­cob.

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