The date has been set for the temporary closure of the boat launching ramp at Casuarina Boat Harbour at Bunbury.
The Department of Transport (DoT) facility is undergoing a major upgrade with $1.1 million to be spent modernising the facility with a floating jetty and two-lane ramp designed to better accommodate large trailers and wide vessels.
DoT Director Project Delivery Cameron Smith said the temporary closure was required to ensure the safety of those working on the project and facility users.
“Careful planning by the project team had limited the duration of the closure and the work had been timed to occur in the off-peak season to minimise the disruption to the local boating community,” Mr Smith said
“Skippers will need to use an alternate launch facility from Wednesday 17 August 2022 until late October while the upgrade is undertaken by local contractor SMC Marine.
“The upgrade, which is part of the Transforming Bunbury’s Waterfront (TBW) project, will deliver a significantly improved facility for users and we ask for their patience and understanding during the work.”
Used for both commercial and recreational craft, the Casuarina launch ramp is one of the busiest in Bunbury with thousands of launches a year. Additional work to upgrade the boat ramp parking facilities is planned for winter of 2023.