Casuarina Boat Harbour - Transforming Bunbury’s Waterfront Stage 3 Phase 1

The Department of Transport is delivering Stage 3 Phase 1 project works and working with the South West Development Commission, the lead agency for the Transforming Bunbury’s Waterfront program.

Stage 3 Phase 1 of Transforming Bunbury’s Waterfront project (TBW Stage 3.1) works will include delivery of:

  • construction of new breakwaters at Casuarina Boat Harbour (CBH) and Koombana Bay;
  • marine servicing facilities to support boat lifting, servicing and storage;
  • community facilities, such as toilets and upgraded boat launching facilities; and
  • associated dredging works.  

The new infrastructure will support future development and attract investment into the marine industry at CBH and provide long-term assets for the community to enjoy. 

Project funding of $78.1 million has been allocated.  

In December 2022, The Department of Transport (DoT) completed a $1.1 million upgrade to the boat ramp at CBH, providing significantly improved launching experience for local skippers. Further work on the carpark will be completed in 2023.

Aerial representation of the proposed works for Stage 3.1 of the Transforming Bunbury's Waterfront project.

  Project overview

The Transforming Bunbury’s Waterfront project is creating new shoreline destinations and infrastructure to stimulate thriving marine and tourism industries. 

Since the initial visions for the project were unveiled to in 2015, the multi-stage project has steadily made the leap from blueprint to reality.

The South West Development Commission (SWDC) is the lead agency for the Transforming Bunbury's Waterfront program. DoT is the delivery agency for TBW Stage 3.1 and is working closely with the SWDC.

The SWDC has undertaken community consultation for the wider Transforming Bunbury's Waterfront project. The SWDC is also leading the environmental impact and review process with the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA). 

Opens in a new window South West Development Commission: Transforming Bunbury's Waterfront

  Project status

Prior to the delivery of the boat ramp upgrade, as part of Stage 2 of the project, DoT completed the major redevelopment of the Jetty Road causeway.

The preparatory works for TBW Stage 3.1 are now well underway.

Tender processes have commenced and detailed design work is progressing for the CBH southern precinct public toilets and the CBH northern and Koombana Bay breakwater construction.

Dredging work will be required ahead of the breakwater construction.

  Project timeline

It is estimated TBW Stage 3.1 will be completed in 2025 starting with construction of the Southern precinct public toilets, followed by dredging, breakwater construction and associated civil works.

Page last updated: Thu Mar 16 2023 9:46:08 AM