Two Rocks marina upgrade progress

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The original fuel jetty at Two Rocks marina will be demolished in the coming months, followed by the construction of relocated boat pens later this year. Picture: Department of Transport

NEW boat pens at Two Rocks marina will be built by Wangara-based Shorewater Marine, which has been awarded a contract by the Department of Transport.

The company’s $4.9 million contract with the Department of Transport (DoT) also includes replacing old facilities at Hillarys boat harbour.

DoT coastal infrastructure general manager Steve Jenkins said the contract would deliver real improvements to the DoT marine facilities and users at Hillarys boat harbour and Two Rocks marina.

Mr Jenkins said the contract accounted for a significant portion of works in the $6m Two Rocks marina upgrade undertaken by DoT and would result in the demolition of condemned maritime structures including the original fuel jetty in the coming months, followed by the construction of relocated boat pens later this year.

“At Hillarys boat harbour 30-year-old floating concrete jetties (B and C) are at the end of their working life and will be replaced allowing for the installation of a new modern floating pen system,’’ he said.

“Staged demolition work will commence in July ahead of a year-long construction phase.

Mr Jenkins said DoT was working closely with users at both facilities as the temporary relocation of some vessels would be required during the staged works schedule over the next 12 months.

“Shorewater Marine is an experienced local marine construction company and has previously undertaken work to inspect and improve facilities at Hillarys boat harbour.

Sub-contractors will also be used and the contract is expected to generate six new local jobs.’’

For more information about the upgrades visit https://www.transport.wa.gov.au/projects/coastal-infrastructure-projects.asp