New Augusta Boat Harbour opens

 

New Augusta Boat Harbour opens

Augusta Boat Harbour, in the State’s South West region, was officially opened by Premier Colin Barnett at a community celebration held on Friday 21 November 2014.

The new harbour, made possible by $36.4 million funding through the State Government’s Royalties for Regions program, will support sustainable growth of the region’s commercial and tourism fleet while meeting the needs of the growing recreational boating sector.

Features of the harbour include a four lane boat launching facility with floating finger jetties, a 50 metre land backed service wharf, 40 boat pens for commercial and recreational vessels, navigation aids, car and trailer parking for 160 vehicles, car parking for 80 vehicles, four fully serviced land development lots, amenities building and pavilion, services, security, lighting, paths and landscaping. The new harbour will also serve as a regional base for sea search and rescue operations supported by the Augusta airstrip.

Regional Development Minister Terry Redman said the flow on effects from this Royalties for Regions funded project will not only benefit the Augusta community, economically and socially, but provide future development opportunities for the entire South-West region.