Plans for Perth’s first coastal pool unveiled as works start on Ocean Reef Marina project

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The project will feature Perth’s first coastal pool and create more than 8,000 jobs.
Ocean Reef marina

The WA Government has announced the long-awaited Ocean Reef Marina project will now feature Perth’s first coastal pool with construction creating more than 8, 000 jobs while injecting $3 billion into the Western Australian economy.

The project will deliver an iconic waterfront precinct providing recreational, tourism, residential and boating facilities for local residents and visitors – with the first stage underway which includes construction of marina infrastructure and public amenities.

The coastal pool will be located within the protected beach area, and will be available for locals and visitors.

The WA Government will commit a further $6.5 million to the project. The $6.5 million in additional funding will help relocate the Marine Rescue Whitfords and Ocean Reef Sea Sports Club (ORSSC) to new facilities within the multimillion-dollar development by 2023.

The Joondalup City RSL memorial will also be relocated to a suitable location within the central open space at the Ocean Reef Marina development and in close proximity to the new ORSSC site. The location and design will accommodate large gatherings such as Anzac Day memorial services.

Under the plan, approximately 12,000sqm of retail and commercial space, integrated with more than five hectares of community space, will cater for a range of new and expanded businesses such as cafés and restaurants.

On completion, it is expected the marina will provide ongoing employment for more than 900 people.

The WA Government has now committed $126.5 million in funding for the marina over the life of the project. The project is also expected to generate more than $900 million in private and public sector investment.

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Page reviewed 16 August 2020