City and LandCorp agree on road ahead for Ocean Reef Marina
27 March 2018
The City of Joondalup and Landcorp have entered a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to guide the progression of the Ocean Reef Marina development.
Joondalup Mayor Albert Jacob and CEO Garry Hunt joined Minister for Lands Rita Saffioti and Landcorp Chief Operations Officer Dean Mudford at Ocean Reef Marina earlier today as the MOU was formally executed.
At its February meeting, Joondalup Council endorsed the execution of the MOU which sets out the roles of parties and outlines how they will work together to implement the Ocean Reef Marina development as approved by the State Government.
As well as ensuring a strong working relationship between the City and LandCorp, the MOU reflects the desire of both parties to progress the project collaboratively and a commitment to the finalisation of the statutory approvals, detailed design, construction and implementation of the project vision in a collaborative and timely manner.
For over a decade the City has invested significant financial and human resources on the Ocean Reef Marina project, undertaking numerous studies, investigations, community consultation and the approvals required for its development.
In September 2017, Premier Mark McGowan announced a funding commitment of $120 million for the long-awaited project, beginning with a $35million allocation over the next four years.
The State Government has indicated that construction could commence as early as 2020 and Mayor Jacob – the former State Environment Minister and Member for Ocean Reef – said the signing of the MOU was another significant step forward for the project.
“The City of Joondalup has long championed this exciting and visionary project and is committed to working with LandCorp to progress the Ocean Reef Marina development,” he said.
“This world-class project has unprecedented community support and will be a much sought-after tourist, business and residential location for the residents of Joondalup, the northern corridor of Perth and Western Australia as a whole.”
The environmental and planning approvals for the Ocean Reef Marina via an amendment to the Metropolitan Region Scheme boundary and a Public Environmental Review of the marine based components are progressing well.