The Western Australia (WA) Government has announced the awarding of a A$69.2m ($46.67m) contract for the construction of a new northern breakwater at Bunbury’s Casuarina Boat Harbour in the state. 

This forms a part of the broader Stage 3.1 of the Transforming Bunbury’s Waterfront project, which includes a A$78.1m investment from the state government. 

With dredging scheduled to begin next month, this development is expected to create sheltered harbour waters with a 46m-long breakwater. 

A joint venture between WA-based companies WA Limestone Contracting and Italia Stone Group will be responsible for constructing the new breakwater.  

The Australian Department of Transport (DoT), as the harbour manager and delivery agency, is collaborating with the South West Development Commission, the lead agency, to construct the new breakwater. 

WA Transport Minister David Michael said:This is the largest coastal infrastructure contract ever awarded by DoT and will deliver critical new infrastructure that will underpin the rejuvenation of the harbour as a regional marine hub. 

How well do you really know your competitors?

Access the most comprehensive Company Profiles on the market, powered by GlobalData. Save hours of research. Gain competitive edge.

Company Profile – free sample

Thank you!

Your download email will arrive shortly

Not ready to buy yet? Download a free sample

We are confident about the unique quality of our Company Profiles. However, we want you to make the most beneficial decision for your business, so we offer a free sample that you can download by submitting the below form

By GlobalData
Visit our Privacy Policy for more information about our services, how we may use, process and share your personal data, including information of your rights in respect of your personal data and how you can unsubscribe from future marketing communications. Our services are intended for corporate subscribers and you warrant that the email address submitted is your corporate email address.

“The new breakwater will support new commercial and recreational boat pens and service wharf and create a harbour capable of sustaining a future marine servicing precinct incorporating boat lifting, boat servicing and boat storage, plus opportunities for serviced lease sites for other marine commercial activities.”

The project will involve a dredging campaign to prepare the foundation footprint and clear the entrance channel to the reconfigured harbour. 

Furthermore, the contract includes the refurbishment of the existing beach groyne on the Koombana Bay foreshore.  

This structure could be extended to accommodate a potential future Koombana Bay marina, following recent environmental approval.  

Construction is anticipated to begin later this year. 

Last year, the government announced the commencement of forward works at the site of a proposed screen production facility located near the Malaga Metronet station precinct.