Augusta Boat Harbour
Project status: Completed – opened in November 2014
Royalties for Regions provided $34.6 million for the construction of a new boat harbour for recreational and commercial vessels at Flinders Bay, one kilometre south of Augusta.
Construction of the new harbour began in October 2011. It involved the creation of 600 metre and 150m-long breakwaters using 500,000 tonnes of granite from the onsite quarry and 40,000 cubic metres of imported sand fill.
The new boat harbour provides safe and efficient boating access to the ocean waters at Augusta.
The Augusta Boat Harbour includes:
- Boat launching ramps
- Holding jetties
- 40 boat pens
- A service jetty
- Car and trailer parking for more than 200 vehicles
- Four fully serviced lots for retail development
- An amenities building and pavilion
- Security and lighting
- Paths and landscaping.
The project provides 2.8 hectares of sheltered water and 5 hectares of land needed for safe boating access to the ocean waters of the region, commercial development opportunities, a regional boat facility for smaller recreational boats and a service facility to allow larger commercial vessels to safely and efficiently transfer passengers and products.
Future stages of development may include additional boat pens, disabled fishing platform, car parks, public art, a viewing area and supporting infrastructure for additional commercial development opportunities.