Next phase of Jetty Road upgrade to generate local job opportunitiesThe Department of Transport (DoT) has called for tenders for Phase 2 of the Jetty Road causeway upgrade at Casuarina Boat Harbour.
The Department of Transport (DoT) has called for tenders for Phase 2 of the Jetty Road causeway upgrade at Casuarina Boat Harbour.
DoT Director Project Delivery Cameron Smith said essential improvements to the structure of the causeway were recently completed as part of the $2.5 million Phase 1 works contract awarded in September last year with approximately 31,000 tonnes of rock added to the structure to improve protection during storm events.
“Phase 2 work is expected to begin mid-year and will see reconstruction of Jetty Road, improved parking with 164 bays, introduction of shared paths and landscaping, the construction of a multi-purpose building and public toilets and improvements to utility services in the area. Phase 2 works will take approximately 12 months with expected completion around mid-2020,” Mr Smith said.
The second phase of works will account for most of the funding allocated to the $10.8 million project.
DoT is working closely with the South West Development Commission, LandCorp, the City of Bunbury and other partners delivering the Transforming Bunbury Waterfront (TBW) initiative and actively engages with harbour users, residents, business owners and the wider community to limit disruption as the work progresses.
“This phase of the Jetty Road causeway upgrade will ensure essential infrastructure is delivered for the benefit of harbour users and the broader community,” Mr Smith said.
“It also presents a significant opportunity to local contractors and the significant investment of funds in Phase 2 will be an important stimulus for the local economy.”
Local contractors are being urged to get involved in the tender process for Phase 2 and a tenderer briefing session is planned for Wednesday April 17, 2019. To register email Daniel.email@example.com
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Kimberley skippers get the message on flaresAfter issuing a warning last year, the Department of Transport (DoT) has seen an improvement in the number of skippers in the Kimberley carrying in-date flares on their vessel.
After issuing a warning last year, the Department of Transport (DoT) has seen an improvement in the number of skippers in the Kimberley carrying in-date flares on their vessel.
Congratulating local skippers on the positive result today, DoT Broome Operations Manager Daren Hutchins said the number of vessels not carrying serviceable flares (in-date or not on board) had fallen from 16 per cent in 2017 to 14 per cent in 2018.
“While the improvement is encouraging, there is no room for complacency and DoT will continue to highlight the need for skippers to be responsible and carry the required safety equipment for the area they are boating in,” Mr Hutchins said.
“At Broome, skippers heading to protected waters at Dampier Creek for a day’s boating are reminded they need to carry a bailer, fire extinguisher (if required), anchor and line, lifejackets for everyone on board and in-date flares, if they are launching at one of the three ramps directly in to open water. DoT officers have recently infringed a number of skippers found to be in breach.”
Mr Hutchins said there was also concern about the seven per cent of skippers failing to have appropriate lifejackets on board which is four per cent above the State average.
“To assist local skippers there’s an upcoming opportunity to participate in the successful Old4New lifejacket upgrade program at Entrance Point Boat Ramp between 9am and 10am on Saturday April 20, 2019,” Mr Hutchins said.
Delivered in conjunction with the Royal Life Saving Society of Western Australia, Old4New sees old, damaged, obsolete or foam filled lifejackets exchanged for a voucher for use at a local retail outlet when purchasing a new lifejacket.
Voucher limits and restrictions are in place so people who want to participate should check the guidelines.
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Swan River speed radar trial to target dangerous boatiesA trial of an on-water radar speed sign at a Swan River speeding hotspot is set to get underway to boost marine safety and adjust skipper behaviour.
A trial of an on-water radar speed sign at a Swan River speeding hotspot is set to get underway to boost marine safety and adjust skipper behaviour.
The trial targets a speeding hotspot on the Swan River at East Fremantle and aims to slow vessels to the eight-knot limit that applies in the area, allowing all water users to share the water safely.
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