Casuarina Boat Harbour
Transforming Bunbury's Waterfront - Stage 2 (Causeway/Jetty Road)
The South West Development Commission has oversight of the Transforming Bunbury's Waterfront project and has delivered the first stage with multiple government agencies.
The Department of Transport (DoT) will implement a major component of Stage 2 - the redevelopment of the Jetty Road causeway. The value of the causeway works is approximately $12.65 million with funds provided through Royalties for Regions.
LandCorp will deliver the Stage 2 redevelopment of Casuarina Drive.
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The two main works packages to be delivered under this budget are Phase 1 causeway revetments and Phase 2 civil, services and landscaping works. The contract for the Phase 1 revetment works package reached practical completion in April 2019. The contract for the Phase 2 civil, services and landscaping works package has commenced on site and works are expected to be completed by late-2020.
Jetty Road causeway redevelopment concept plan
The Jetty Road causeway forms the eastern boundary of Casuarina Boat Harbour and was originally connected to the Bunbury timber jetty (seaward section removed in 2012). The boat harbour is located within a reserve managed by the Department of Transport.
Investigations have shown the causeway to be in poor condition. Works will include refurbishment of the rock structure and improved infrastructure to cater for harbour users and pedestrian and vehicle traffic. The current works will provide the structural integrity and infrastructure required for future development.
The upgraded causeway will be used by the local community and visitors to Bunbury as well as existing and new penholders.
Figure 1: Casuarina Boat Harbour Jetty Road Causeway upgrade overview.
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Stage 2 works
Casuarina Boat Harbour Jetty Road Causeway typical section. Scale: 1:100.
The contract for Phase 1 - Revetments, reached Practical Completion in April 2019. Onsite works for this package commenced early November 2018 with about 31,000 tonnes of rock placed in the water using specialised long reach excavators to improve protection of the causeway during storm event.
The contract for the Phase 2 civil, services and landscaping works package was awarded to Western Australian company Densford Civil Pty Ltd in early July 2019. Works under the Phase 2 package include upgraded services to enable future expansion of the boat pens, reconstruction of the causeway access road, construction of car parking, construction of shared paths for pedestrians and cyclists, landscaping and a multipurpose building incorporating public toilets. It is expected Phase 2 works will be completed in late-2020.
There will be a staged, partial closure of the causeway while construction works are ongoing. It is anticipated boats will remain in their existing pens with interruptions to access and services minimised as much as is practically possible. DoT will keep penholders informed on access and utilities provision throughout the works period.
DoT will work with penholders and harbour businesses to ensure the works management program is attuned to the needs of harbour users. The broader Bunbury community will also be informed and consulted as planning progresses.
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The South West Development Commission has undertaken community consultation for the wider Transforming Bunbury's Waterfront project. In addition to public meetings in Bunbury, the Commission issues regular newsletters and updates on project implementation - Transforming Bunbury's Waterfront project.
DoT held an information session for Casuarina Boat Harbour users in December and staff were available to discuss the Stage 2 (2018-19) works program to upgrade the Jetty Road causeway. In addition, DoT's project representatives presented an overview of the Stage 2 project at Bunbury Geographe Chamber of Commerce and Industry's breakfast function on 7 July 2018, and a joint South West Development Commission/DoT information session was held on 24 July 2018 to provide local businesses information on opportunities for involvement with Phase 2 works.
A Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) sheet has been prepared to provide information on the works program and will be regularly updated throughout the project.
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If you would like to be kept in touch with DoT's Stage 2 project works as it progresses, please provide your details through the dedicated email address
Jetty Road causeway project documents
The following documents relate to the Jetty Road causeway project.