The City of Joondalup has a number of major projects which are expected to generate future benefits for the local visitor economy. These include:
• Joondalup Performing Arts and Cultural Facility
• Ocean Reef Marina
• Cafes, Kiosks, Restaurants
OCEAN REEF MARINA
The City is undertaking the development and approval of a concept plan and Structure Plan for the development of the Ocean Reef Marina.
The site, located on the coast at Ocean Reef, has always had the potential to house a world-class facility and during the early phase of the project the State Government recognised this potential by providing a grant to assist the City to develop, as part of the process, a concept plan of its vision for the site.
The Ocean Reef Marina development has the potential to provide the City’s residents with a world class recreational, residential, boating and tourism marina development that encapsulates high levels of environmental sustainability, community amenity and delivers economic growth and social benefit.
The City’s concept plan for the development includes:
• Up to 700 boat pens and storage facilities
• Hotel / short stay
• Residential – apartments and single lot
• Restaurants / cafés / bars
• Sea sports facilities
• Public open space and amenities
In October 2015 the Joondalup Council agreed to formally request the State Government, through the Minister for Planning, to initiate action for the State Government to assume the role of proponent for the Ocean Reef Marina project. The decision is consistent with the philosophy of the Ocean Reef Marina Memorandum of Understanding between the City and the State Government and the identification of the project at a “major project” through the State Government Lead Agency Framework.
In March 2016, the Minister for Planning advised the City that an assessment of the project was being undertaken for State Government consideration. The State Government has also pledged to provide additional funding to the project and committed to signing a new Memorandum of Understanding with the City. This commitment will ensure the project is delivered in line with community expectations.
The City has commenced the environmental and planning approvals process and it is anticipated that the project will be advertised for public comment toward the latter part of 2016.
Providing a range of recreational amenities and residential options in a quality coastal setting, the Ocean Reef Marina will become a sought after place to live, work and visit.