Coastal planning and development

Find out about the Department of Transport's role in coastal infrastructure development, and our recreational facilities planning studies.

  Planning and development role

The Department of Transport is responsible for planning and development of coastal infrastructure, including:

  • Investigation of the need for new maritime facilities and enhancements to existing facilities, including planning and design.
  • Regulating commercial and recreational use of coastal facilities.
  • Advising state, regional and local government agencies.
  • Administering the Recreational Boating Facilities Scheme (RBFS).
  • Developing concept plans, feasibility studies and business cases.
  • Managing the delivery of maritime infrastructure projects.
  • Providing technical input and direction.

Visit the Coastal infrastructure projects section for details on current and planned projects.

  Recreational boating facilities studies

It is estimated that:

  • By 2031 there will be almost 18,500 recreational vessels in the Peel region, of which 85% trailer-based.
  • By 2025 there will be more than 40 recreational boats per 1000 people in Perth (more than 80,000 in total).

The Department of Transport's recreational boating facilities studies identify improvements, make recommendations and outline options and time frames for the establishment of recreational boating facilities to meet longer term needs.

Many of these initiatives are eligible for funding under the Recreational Boating Facilities Scheme (RBFS), and local managers will be urged to apply for grants to expand and improve facilities.

Please download the recent recreational boating facilities studies below.

Page last updated: Tue Apr 5 2022 9:12:11 AM