The first part of Stage 2 of the transformational Bunbury Waterfront project, the Jetty Road Causeway, is now complete and will benefit locals and visitors in Bunbury and the South West.
The Jetty Road Causeway was officially opened by Premier Mark McGowan, Transport Minister Rita Saffioti and Bunbury MLA Don Punch.
The two-year project involved major repairs to the causeway with an additional 31,000 tonnes of rock placed to strengthen the structure.
It also involved reconstructing Jetty Road, the addition of a penholder facility and public toilets, 164 new car parking bays, improvements to utilities including power and water and the introduction of shared paths and landscaping rejuvenating the area.
The two main contractors for the project employed 16 full-time personnel and engaged a total of 23 local sub-contractors to complete the works.
The design work will soon commence for new breakwaters at Casuarina Boat Harbour and Koombana Bay following the State Government’s $78.1 million commitment to the third stage of the Transforming Bunbury’s Waterfront initiative.
The new breakwater will unlock Casuarina Boat Harbour’s full potential by increasing the land area and establishing improved shelter for boats providing significant future capacity and commercial opportunity from the creation of a maritime hub for the region, boosting job opportunities and the local economy.
At Koombana Bay the new breakwater, linked to a marina development proposal, will provide greater public access and fishing and swimming platforms.
Construction of the breakwaters is expected to commence in late 2022 following the completion of the detailed design work and environmental approval process.