Sur­vey on Onslow boating precinct opens

Pilbara News - - News - Peter de Krui­jff

■ A draft con­cept plan of a com­mu­nity boating precinct in Onslow has been re­leased and a com­mu­nity sur­vey opened to the public.

The Depart­ment of Trans­port has been work­ing with the Shire of Ash­bur­ton to de­velop a plan for the up­grade and im­prove­ment of fa­cil­i­ties at Beadon Creek.

At the mo­ment there are no boat pens for recre­ational and char­ter ves­sels in the Beadon Creek Mar­itime Fa­cil­ity.

A DoT spokesman said the pro­posed de­vel­op­ment would pro­vide a com­mu­nity boating fa­cil­ity in­clud­ing ac­com­mo­da­tion for ves­sels and a recre­ational lo­ca­tion for the com­mu­nity.

“It is en­vis­aged that this type of fa­cil­ity would pro­vide tourism, so­cio-eco­nomic and com­mu­nity ben­e­fits to Onslow and the wider Pil­bara re­gion,” he said.

“A land use frame­work for the har­bour has been de­vel­oped and an area for a com­mu­nity boating precinct has been iden­ti­fied.

“The Onslow Com­mu­nity Boating Precinct Work­ing Group has en­dorsed a draft con­cept plan for the boating precinct which is cur­rently the sub­ject of a com­mu­nity sur­vey to de­ter­mine the level of sup­port and in­ter­est in the pro­ject.”

The Shire of Ash­bur­ton is help­ing de­velop a busi­ness case for the pro­ject and the in­for­ma­tion from the sur­vey will help sup­port it

Ash­bur­ton pres­i­dent Kerry White said a ma­rina would show­case the beauty of the WA coast and en­hance lifestyle and tourism op­por­tu­ni­ties.

The sur­vey can be found online at www.sur­vey­mon­ OnslowPens.

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