Western Australia launches new marina

Fri Jul 15 2011, 11:00 AM

The 74-slip marina in Albany is part of a new AUS$42m waterfront development

A new AUS$42m waterfront development in Western Australia has opened. The project, conceived 30 years ago to connect Albany’s central business district with its waterfront, includes a 74-slip marina.

Transport Minister Troy Buswell told NineMSN.com that the number of berths could be increased by 56 as demand by boaters increase. "These state-of-the-art facilities and pens provide a protected, safe anchorage for the boating community and a base for Albany's important tourist boat operators," said Buswell. The project also includes fueling facilities and a public launch ramp.

Regional Development and Lands Minister Brendon Grylls told NineMSN.com that the state government worked with local stakeholders to complete the project. "This collaboration has produced a world-class result with the waterfront development now having the capacity to cater for commercial, retail and tourist investment," Grylls said.