Ocean Reef Marina is set to become a world-class development that will provide recreational amenity, employment, living opportunities and tourism. 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 Goal

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.

Our Role

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.

2018-2021 – 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)

Next steps

Ongoing, TBB will be involved in establishing the planning framework for subdivision and development.

The Outcome

Ocean Reef Marina will set a new benchmark in marina and mixed use development and coastal living. The project will play a vital role in providing universal access to the beach and community facilities and will be an attraction which will support the established club and sea rescue and their membership. The project will provide additional employment, housing diversity and a unique place for community celebrations.

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