Dampier Marina project progresses

Development of a proposed new Marina at Dampier that will house nearly 100 berths will be led by the City of Karratha in conjunction with the Hampton Harbour Boat and Sailing Club.

The project, which is slated to cost approximately $15 million, will rely on external funding from State and Federal Governments as well as HHBSC to become a reality.

City of Karratha Mayor Peter Long said the project would create a fantastic waterfront precinct for recreational boat users at Dampier.

“This is an outstanding project that will provide great waterfront amenity to boat users as well as moorings for cyclones,” Cr Long said.

“Having a Marina will make a great outlook on the Dampier waterfront where the City has done a lot of work upgrading the foreshores already,” he said.

“The Hampton Harbour Boat and Sailing Club has done a marvelous job planning this project and the City is looking forward to taking the lead to bring it to fruition.”

Funding applications will now be prepared for the State Government Department of Regional Development and the Federal Building Better Regions Fund.

The City of Karratha has committed $125,000 towards this project with the over $3 million committed in principal by HHBSC.