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Contract awarded for Bunbury waterfront project centrepiece

Contract awarded for Bunbury waterfront project centrepiece

A milestone $69.2 million contract has been awarded for the construction of a new northern breakwater at Bunbury’s Casuarina Boat Harbour, clearing the way for work to start in August.

As the centrepiece of the Transforming Bunbury’s Waterfront (TBW) project, the 460-metre-long breakwater will create sheltered harbour waters, underpinning the rejuvenation of the harbour as a regional hub for the marine industry and delivering a significant community asset.

A joint venture between Western Australian-based and owned companies WA Limestone Contracting and Italia Stone Group has been contracted to construct the new breakwater including a dredging campaign to prepare the foundation footprint and clear the entrance channel to the reconfigured harbour.

The contract also allows for the refurbishment of the existing beach groyne on the Koombana Bay foreshore, which could be extended as part of a possible future Koombana Bay marina, following recent environmental approval.

The works form part of the wider 3.1 Stage of Transforming Bunbury’s Waterfront, which is supported with $78.1 million from the Cook Government.

Harbour manager and delivery agency, the Department of Transport, is working closely with lead agency the South West Development Commission to build the new breakwater.

Skippers navigating the harbour need to be aware of the special arrangements when dredging begins in August. Construction of the breakwater is expected to begin later this year.


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