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Project Timeline

Shire of Wanneroo
Shire of Wanneroo (Shire) evaluated various schemes for Ocean Reef Marina (ORM)
Purchase
Shire purchased Lot 1032
Marion Marine Park declared
In Oct 2019 143ha excised for ORM including larger buffer zone
Shire of Wanneroo split
City of Joondalup (City) formed and became owner of land and marina proposals
Hillarys Boat Harbour (City/State) and Mindarie Keys Marina (Private development) opened
Favoured Hillarys because of lower cost due to shallower water than Ocean Reef and closer to Americas Cup course
Bush Forever Report released
ORM site part of BF 325 except Lot 1021 owned by City and the land owned by WaterCorp.

The Site 325 map within the Bush Forever policy document states that the Ocean Reef Marina is a “Possible Future Strategic Regional Recreation and Tourism Node”.
City conducts Community Survey
State Government (Labor) makes $700,000 commitment
Establishment of Ocean Reef Marina Government Steering Committee
Comprising representatives from DoP, Department of Transport, Water Corporation, LandCorp and the City. The purpose of the group has been to gather information from consultants and State Government agencies on the condition of the site and ownership of land parcels, and to identify possible development constraints and conditions.
City polled 500 citizens
456 submissions. From these submissions, and with input from the Ocean Reef Marina Community Reference Group, State Government agencies, Elected Members and professional consultants, a concept plan was developed.
City signed Durban Commitment:Local Government for Biodiversity
By signing this commitment the local governments stated that they understood the importance of biodiversity and the ecosystem services that it provides for local communities. They also recognised the vital role and responsibility that local governments have in protecting biodiversity for current and future generations. The local governments declared their intentions to undertake and promote a number of activities which would protect biodiversity in the communities that they serve, such as developing and implementing a long-term biodiversity strategy for the management of natural areas among other things.
Start of preliminary studies including engineering, environmental, financial feasibility, land assembly and surveying
Concept Plan 7 is development. No Residential Precinct is included.
City established Ocean Reef Marina Community Reference Group
Comprising local residents and representatives from interest groups, the group was formed to:
  • help the City develop a concept design and structure plan for the Development
  • ensure the issues and concerns of the community are adequately represented
  • represent the interests of the wider community
  • act as a conduit to disseminate information and feedback to and from the wider community
  • liaise with extended networks and community groups to facilitate information sharing about the Development.
The Perth Recreational Boating Facilities Study
Long Term Initiatives (to 2025) Government funded facilities: Develop a new harbour with pens, incorporating the existing Ocean Reef boat launching facility. Develop a new public harbour near Alkimos on the north Metropolitan coast (Stage 2). Commence Stage 1 of the expansion to the Fremantle Boat Harbours (as per a Harbours Policy currently under development).
City releases Biodiversity Action Plan 2009-2019
Several threats to the City’s biodiversity have been identified, as listed below. Minimising these threats will be a central theme in this Biodiversity Action Plan.
Clearing
Clearing native vegetation is a key threat to biodiversity. It causes species loss, reduction of species abundance, habitat removal, change or degradation in vegetation structure, soil erosion, altered hydrology, displacement of native fauna and ecosystem fragmentation and genetic isolation.
Fragmentation
Fragmentation is a direct result of vegetation clearing and has the same negative effects on biodiversity. A major concern is the pressure on fauna species whose restricted movement reduces the area available for their habitat.
City conducted Community survey of Concept Plan 7.1

Key Question was;
Do you feel that a marina SHOULD be developed on the present Ocean Reef Boat harbour site?

Note: still no mention or inclusion on plan of a residential development.

11,728 responses (98% lived within City). 10,306 respondents supported the development of the Marina site with a ‘yes’ response (93.9%).

The features receiving the highest levels of support are listed in order of preference.

    Food and beverage outlets 97.4%
  • Boardwalk 96.5%
  • Public Open Space 95.4%
  • The CAT bus service from Joondalup, Ocean Pool and Dual Use Path received equal support at 94.9%

The features receiving the lowest approval ratings were as follows:

  • Residential apartments 71.1%
  • Helipad 68.3%
  • Height of buildings 67.7%

City released Ocean Reef Marina Project Flyer
xIn addition to public amenities and community facilities, Concept Plan 7.2 for the Ocean Reef Marina includes the following:
  • 650 – 750 Boat Pens
  • 50 – 100 Temporary Boat Pens
  • 150 – 200 Boat Stackers
  • 600 Residential Apartments
  • 100 Single Residential Lots
  • 260 Hotel Rooms/ Short Stay Apartments
  • Community facilities
  • Speciality and convenience retail
  • Beach and marina access
  • Boardwalks
  • Cafés/restaurants
  • Public open space
City referred the marine based components of the ORM Development to the EPA as a significant proposal under section 38 of the EP Act
Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) advised WAPC the marine-based component would be assessed under Division 2 Part IV of the EP Act at the level of Public Environment Review (PER).
  • Public Review 22/11/16-24/02/17
  • EPA Report published 25/2/19
  • Environmental Conditions set
  • Appeals closed 11/3/19
WA Planning Commission (WAPC) referred Metropolitan Region Scheme amendment 1270/41 to EPA

EPA advised WAPC the terrestrial portion should not be assessed under Part IV Division 3 of the Environmental Act 1986 i.e. did not require a PER.

To compensate for the loss of approx.. 19.5 ha of native vegetation the City had identified a number of locations which may be suitable for rehabilitation and addition to the conservation estate ( offset), either in isolation or together. EPA is advised these potential sites will be assessed against the criteria outlined in State Planning Policy 2.8 –Bushland Policy for the Perth Metropolitan Region (SPP 2.8).

WAPC advised it required the City to prepare a Negotiated Planning Outcome (NPO) that secures an appropriate conservation outcome agreed between the Dept. of Planning, Dept. of Parks and Wildlife and the Office of the EPA before the final approval of the MRS amendment is given.

Commonwealth Dept of the Environment advised decision under EPBC Act
The proposed action is not a controlled action. No environmental review is required.
City requested State Government become the proponent for the project as the City does not have the resources to deliver the project
DevelopmentWA (then Landcorp) appointed as lead proponent on the project
DevelopmentWA (DevWA) took over responsibility from City.
Ocean Reef Marina Coastal Hazard and Risk Management Adaptation Plan (Rev 1) (CHRMAP)
The CHRMAP process has been completed for both coastal erosion and inundation hazards as per the requirements of the SPP2.6 and the CHRMAP Guidelines (WAPC 2014). This involved calculation of coastal hazard Likelihood and Consequence over a 100 year planning timeframe for a number of key internal and external assets.
WAPC released MRS amendment report for public consultation
he total area subject of this amendment is approximately as follows:
  • Urban zone: 29.71 ha
  • Parks and Recreation reservation: 4.03 ha
  • Waterways reservation: 9,324 m2
  • Other Regional Roads reservation: 1,715 m2
  • Public Purposes (Special Uses) reservation: 538 m2
  • Bush Forever removal: 25.96 ha
The total area subject of this amendment is approximately: 60.86 ha.
City submitted Ocean Reef Marina PER (for marine component)
City released Draft NPO for comment
State Government (Labor) releases summarised version of Business Case, formally approved by Government in July 2017
State Government (Labor) commits to project
Allocates $120 million. Remainder to come from ? Private development.
State Government publicly announced the Project, appointing LandCorp as the lead proponent
City releases Coastal Infrastructure Adaption Plan 2018-2026

The purpose of the Coastal Infrastructure Adaptation Plan 2018 – 2026 is to ensure the City is adequately prepared to adapt to current and future coastal hazards and risk to City infrastructure and assets is minimised.

The Ocean Reef node while identified as having a high risk level due to the vulnerability of the Whitfords Volunteer Sea Rescue building has a very high adaptive capacity as it is located within the Ocean Reef Marina Concept Plan.

A Coastal Hazard Risk Management Adaptation Plan has been undertaken as part of the approvals process for the Ocean Reef Marina development and the Ocean Reef Marina has been designed to withstand future impacts.

Therefore the development of adaptation responses for this node is not currently needed.

State Government and City sign Memorandum of Understanding

The Parties have agreed to enter into MOU to enable the Project to progress, and work collaboratively towards implementing the Project in an orderly and expeditious manner.

Concept plan (CP7.2A) reviewed and refinement completed.

Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries’ Perth Coastal Recreational Use Study released
Public Shared Path (PSP) between Burns Beach and Ocean Reef described as the best scenery in the study area from Two Rocks to Singleton (verbatim 2019 NRM Coastal Forum)
City of Joondalup releases Coastal Survey report

The community was invited to complete the Coastal Survey from 31 May 2018 to 29 June 2018 to obtain feedback on how the community values and uses the City’s coastline. Feedback was sought by way of an online survey form and the results of the survey will be used to inform the development of a Coastal Hazard Risk Management Adaptation Plan. The City collected a total of 1,318 valid responses.

Specific to the area North of Ocean Reef (the area to be developed).

The most popular reason for choosing north of Ocean Reef Boat Harbour is because it has good pathways and cycle routes (67.9%). Other popular reasons include that it is quiet and not too busy (44.0%), and that it is undeveloped and more natural (32.1%).

Few respondents selected safe swimming conditions, or good wave/surf conditions as reasons for choosing north of Ocean Reef Boat Harbour.

Of those respondents who selected “other”, reasons cited include it being good for observing wildlife and birdwatching, good for fishing, and good for launching boats.

68% of all respondents wanted to prevent or limit further development in vulnerable areas.

Government announces OR chosen as site for artificial reef

Public consultation has determined the preferred site for Perth's new artificial reef will be offshore from the Ocean Reef Marina, as part of the McGowan Government's $1 million Northern Artificial Reef Project.

The site, located about eight to 10 kilometres from shore, was chosen due to this area being the most easily accessible from Hillarys, Ocean Reef and Mindarie marinas.

The exact positioning, size and design of the reef will be determined after the completion of an in-water survey and further consultation with Recfishwest.

Community Reference Group (CRG) formed to guide design of the public realm
3 Meetings. 30 members incl 5 from local community groups (Police, ORSSC, JCCCF) using revised concept plan CP 7.2B.
PER for marine component approved with conditions

Proponent to prepare

  • Marina Construction Monitoring and Management Plan prior to construction
  • Marine Operations Management Plan prior to operating the marina to the requirements of the CEO in consultation with the Department of Transport, the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development and the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions.

    Prior to the commencement of construction activities, the proponent shall revise and submit the

    • Coastal Processes and Wrack Management Plan (Revision B) to the requirements of the CEO in consultation with the Department of Transport, the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation and the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions.

    Prior to the commencement of construction, the proponent shall prepare and submit an

    • Abalone Habitat and Biomass Baseline Survey to the requirements Page 10 of 19 of the CEO in consultation with the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development and the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions.

    Prior to the commencement of construction activities, the proponent shall prepare and submit an

    • Offset Strategy to achieve the objective identified in condition 10-1, to the requirements of the CEO, in consultation with the Conservation and Parks Commission, the Department of Biodiversity, Page 13 of 19 Conservation and Attraction.

Marmion Marine Park Reserves Bill 2019 passed
Approval to excise an area of 143.0667 hectares from Marmion Marine Park.
MRS Amendment 1270/41 approved
OR M proposal may be implemented. MRS 1270/41 gazetted and in effect. 26ha Bush Forever 325 excised and rezoned.
DevWA releases Refined Concept Plan

We have refined the Concept Plan based on feedback from the community and to make sure we can deliver a truly world-class marina development.

The changes to the plan will ensure the marina is:

  • Appropriate for the location;
  • Providing the amenities and features the community wants;
  • Environmentally responsible; and
  • Financially sustainable.

Key features of the refined Concept Plan include:

  • Waterfront cafes and restaurants
  • Club facilities linked to a beachside park
  • 12,000sqm of retail/commercial space
  • More open spaces for the community than the previous plan
  • Internal beach
  • Capacity for 550 boat pens and 200 boat stackers
  • 1,000+ homes - no change from the previous plan
  • Approximately 4,700 parking bays
  • Marine services located close to boat ramps and trailer parking
  • Residential areas separated from marine services
  • Improved walkability
  • Relocation of the ANZAC Memorial

Additional proposed features include:

  • Water play area
  • Protected swimming area
  • Pontoon
  • Snorkel trail

PER Post –assessment changes under 45.C

Attachment 1 to Statement 1107 – Changes:

  • Increase development envelope from 61ha to 61.9 ha to allow for a revised footprint and reconfiguration of the entrance channel.
  • Decrease zone of high impact from 49.4 ha to 47.3 ha.
  • Decrease dredging (within the indicative dredging area) from 4.5ha to 3.5ha.
  • Change the wording in the short description of ‘the development of 750 vessels’ to ‘will provide accommodation for up to 750 vessels’.

Changes to proposal approved under s45C on 6 January 2020.

DevWA submits application to DWER for Native Vegetation Clearing Permit for Geotectnical surveys CPS 8788/1
  • DWER invite Public Comment. 4 received.
  • DWER compiles Report.
  • CPS 8787/1 granted by DWER with conditions.
  • Appellants request copy of DWER report.
  • Appellants receive redacted copy.
  • Appellants lodge written submissions with Appeals Convenor.
  • Appellants make verbal presentation to Appeals Convenor.
DevWA submits application to DWER for Native Vegetation Clearing Permit for Early Earthworks CPS 8787/1
  • DWER invite Public Comment. 4 received.
  • DWER compiles Report.
  • CPS 8787/1 granted by DWER with conditions.
  • Appellants request copy of DWER report.
  • Appellants receive redacted copy.
City Council Approves

City council asked to approve the application for development approval (City reference DA20/0015), dated 20 December 2019, submitted by Taylor Burrell Barnett, for proposed early site works on portions of Lots 1029 (362), 15446 (362L) and 1032 (400) Ocean Reef Road, Ocean Reef Road, Ocean Reef.


Approved by Council.

City council asked to support the application for development approval for proposed early site works on portions of Lots 1029 (362), 1032 (400), 9000 (420), 10098 (420L) and 15546 (362L) Ocean Reef Road, Ocean Reef.


Approved by Council.

Numerous conditions including:
A Construction Management Plan shall be submitted to, and approved, by the City prior to the commencement of development. The management plan shall detail how it is proposed to manage: 1.5.1 all forward works for the site; 1.5.2 bushfire risk, including an asset protection zone around the proposed temporary site office; 1.5.3 the delivery and storage of materials and equipment to the site; 1.5.4 the parking arrangements for the contractors and subcontractors; 1.5.5 the management of dust; 1.5.6 the management of noise; 1.5.7 construction signage; 1.5.8 communication with surrounding residents prior to commencement of works and during construction, Works shall be undertaken in accordance with the approved Construction Management Plan;


Approved by Council.

DevWA announces breakwater limestone will be sourced from its own quarry at Neerabup
Two breakwaters, approximately two kilometres in total length and up to 18.5 metres from the bottom of the ocean floor, will require up to 800,000 tonnes of limestone, which will be protected by a granite outer armour.
MNWJDAP approved ORM Breakwater
A Construction Management Plan shall be submitted to, and approved, by the City prior to the commencement of development. The management plan shall detail how it is proposed to manage: (a) all forward works for the site; (b) the delivery and storage of materials and equipment to the site; (c) the parking arrangements for the contractors and subcontractors; (d) the protection of vegetation outside the development area; (e) the management of dust and noise; (f) construction signage; (g) potential conflict points between pedestrians and construction traffic; and (h) communication with surrounding residents prior to commencement of works and during construction. and (i) continued public access to the existing boat harbour during construction.
WAPC requests Public Comment On ORM Improvement Scheme (closed 26 June 2020)

The Improvement Scheme provides land use and development controls over the scheme area, including heads of power to prepare Improvement Scheme Policies (including Design Guidelines) and local development plans.

The improvement scheme will replace the Metropolitan Region Scheme and Local Planning Scheme No. 3 as the statutory land use planning instrument over the area.

Over 100 submissions lodged.

Minister for Environment dismissed Appeals against CPS 8787/1 and 8788/1
DevWA submits application to DWER for Native Vegetation Clearing Permit for Breakwater Construction CPS 8947/1
Includes 0.17ha in BF325 for batter.
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