Setting sail! Breakwater construction has begun.
Works on the two marina breakwaters have recently begun with the quarrying of a massive 950,000 tonnes of limestone and granite.
Stretching for two-kilometres, each breakwater is up to 18.5 metres high from the ocean floor and will include 650,000 tonnes of limestone and 300,000 tonnes of granite, being delivered to site from early March.
Construction of the new breakwaters and removal of the old breakwaters is expected to take up to 18 months.
These works follow the extensive testing of the marina and breakwater design, which includes the construction of a 1:55 scale model.
Two local WA businesses - WA Limestone and Italia Stone Group will undertake the works.
To prepare for the breakwater construction activity has begun on site with clearing taking place for access roads and laydown areas.
All required approvals have been received from the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation and Western Australian Planning Commission.
Latest Breakwater Construction Updates
Visit our dedicated construction updates page for the latest information.
Coastal Path Temporary Detour
We’ve been working with the local community and Construction Working Group very closely and they have told us how important the coastal shared path is to the Ocean Reef lifestyle.
We recognise this and are committed to providing access through the life of the project.
During initial construction works a temporary detour of the path will be undertaken to maintain a safe separation between works traffic and pedestrians/cyclists.
This temporary detour is expected to be in place until the newly constructed path within the development is created.
Approaching the site from the South, the temporary route will take pedestrians east along Boat Harbour Quays crossing at Ocean Reef Road. A new pedestrian path will head north taking the community past Resolute Way before heading west, to re-join the existing coastal path near the end of Gloriana View.
Perth's first coastal pool
As a result of strong feedback from the local community, a coastal pool has been added to the design for the marina. This will be Perth's first coastal pool, and will be available for locals and visitors to swim laps and play some water sports.
The exact design and dimensions of the pool is subject to further detailed design.
Supporting local clubs and emergency services
Premier Mark McGowan has announced an additional $6.5million to help relocate Marine Rescue Whitfords and Ocean Reef Sea Sports Club (ORSSC) to new facilities within the new marina.
Read more about these exciting announcements.
Discussion around the Ocean Reef Marina project has generated plenty of comments, stories and a few misconceptions.
We've pulled together a series of Fact Sheets and 'Reel Facts' addressing a few of the comments we've heard and the reality.
Delivering Housing Diversity
Understanding the residential components of the development, what has changed and why it's necessary.
An explanation of the environmental approvals achieved by the project and what we're doing for the land and marine environments.
Shaped by Community Feedback
A summary of the community engagement activities over more than 10 years that have led to the marina plan we have today.