Ap­provals de­lay start of Dampier ma­rina

Pilbara News - - News - Ali­cia Perera

As Port Hed­land re­ceived $112 mil­lion in gov­ern­ment fund­ing for a ma­rina last week, plans for a ma­rina in Dampier are still in progress but on hold pend­ing ap­provals.

Hamp­ton Har­bour Boat and Sail­ing Club com­modore John Lally said the 100-pen, non­cy­clone-proof fa­cil­ity was wait­ing on the trans­fer of Rio Tinto lease own­er­ship over the land to the City of Kar­ratha.

The lease trans­fers are a nec­es­sary prior step to seek­ing gov­ern­ment fund­ing.

There have been plans for the Dampier ma­rina since early 2014.

An on­line fea­si­bil­ity sur­vey com­pleted last year showed strong com­mu­nity sup­port for the project.

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