Comment sought on new marina

Gareth McKnightSound Telegraph
An artist's impression of what the Port Rockingham marina would look like.
Camera IconAn artist's impression of what the Port Rockingham marina would look like. Credit: Supplied

Members of the public can have their say on a plan to build a marina at Wanliss Street in Rockingham, with the City of Rockingham opening a public consultation period.

The Telegraph revealed earlier this year that the Port Rockingham Marina proposal had the initial blessing of the State Government, with proponent Paul Ogilvie committed to the project.

The developer has since lodged a development application with the City, with a public consultation period now open until April 13.

The project includes a marina encompassing 497 boat pens, two public jetties, retail space, a 91-unit hotel and substantial car-parking infrastructure. After the public consultation period, the City council will vote on the proposal before it is sent to the Government’s Metropolitan South-West Joint Development Assessment Panel.

Planning Minister Rita Saffioti told the Telegraph earlier this year it was promising to see investor confidence in Rockingham, while interest in the project had peaked after LandCorp’s Mangles Bay Marina plan was axed earlier this month.

The Port Rockingham project has the support of the business community and environmentalists have also backed it after Environmental Protection Authority approval was granted.

People interested in making a public submission can do so by visiting http://rockingham.wa.gov.au/Services/Town-planning-services/Town-planning-advertising

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