The existing Ocean Reef Boat Harbour will transform into a world class marina featuring new residential, commercial, retail, food and beverage, and marine industry related uses.
The City of Joondalup commenced the concept planning and submitted the MRS Amendment and EPA referral. In 2017 the McGowan Government allocated $35 million over four years and $120 million for the life of the $0.5 billion project. DevelopmentWA is now guiding the project through to implementation.
The Ocean Reef Marina project will expand the existing boat harbour into a state-of-the-art protected marina, with new boat ramps and trailer parking, new club and sea rescue facilities and associated marina and marine services. The marina will be supported by more than 500 boat pens and 200 boat stackers. The marina will also provide the focal point for a master planned residential and mixed-use development which encapsulates high levels of amenity and innovations in design and sustainability. The plan includes approximately 1000 dwellings (houses and apartments), retail and commercial space, waterfront spaces and community parkland including a safe beach, ANZAC memorial, event spaces and picnic areas.
TBB has been involved with the project since 2001 providing essential planning and design services to the City of Joondalup through the community consultation on concept plans. In 2014, TBB was involved in submitting the MRS Amendment request to the Western Australian Planning Commission, assisted with the Public Environmental Review, and prepared a preliminary draft structure plan and scheme amendment.
With the transfer of proponent status to DevelopmentWA, TBB has been privileged to remain on the project team and has been assisting with community engagement, finalisation of the statutory planning instruments, concept design review, and preparation of Design Guidelines.
2018-2022 – activity update
After receiving State Government support in 2017, the marina project has hit a number of key milestones including
- Concept plan (2018)
- Maine environmental approval (2019)
- Improvement Scheme approval (2020)
- Development Application for Breakwaters approved (2020)
- Start of construction (2021)
- Breakwater crossing (2022)
The statutory and policy framework, developed by TBB in close collaboration with state agencies and the City of Joondalup, will guide the future implementation to ensure alignment with the vision and masterplan, whilst allowing sufficient flexibility over time.
TBB and the consultant team assisted DevelopmentWA to deliver a concept plan that is being implemented. The project is now entering into the construction phase in line with the concept plan, which aims for:
- Waterfront cafés and restaurants
- 12,000m2 of retail/commercial space
- Public open space and an internal swimming beach
- Capacity for 550 boat pens and 200 boat stackers
- 1,000+ dwelling units
- 3,300 car parking bays
- Marine services located close to boat ramps and trailer parking
- Club facilities
- Improved walkability
- Relocation of the ANZAC Memorial
Ocean Reef Marina arguably is one of Perth’s most exciting major infrastructure projects.
Ocean Reef, City of Joondalup
- Site Area
- Land Use
Residential, Mixed Use, Parklands / Open Space, Waterfront Promenade
- Key Features
1,000+ dwellings, 12,000sqm retail/ commercial space, 550 boat pens and 200 boat stackers