Phase Two of $12.3m Jetty Road Causeway redevelopment project begins

New beginnings: Peter Campbell (Densford Civil), Bunbury Mayor Gary Brennan, Farah Al-Hasany (Advisian Bunbury), Olaya Lope (Department of Transport), and Bunbury MLA Don Punch. Photo: Thomas Munday.
New beginnings: Peter Campbell (Densford Civil), Bunbury Mayor Gary Brennan, Farah Al-Hasany (Advisian Bunbury), Olaya Lope (Department of Transport), and Bunbury MLA Don Punch. Photo: Thomas Munday.

The Transforming Bunbury's Waterfront project is expected to further cement the town's status as a 'Second City'.

As part of the $3.5 million Phase One works contract, an additional 31,000 tonnes of rock was placed along the 600-metre Jetty Road causeway, at the Casuarina Boat Harbour.

Another $3m in funding was spent on investigations, designs, and project management.

The second phase of the $12.3m causeway redevelopment project has now officially begun.

Western Australian company Densford Civil Pty Ltd was awarded the $5.8m contract for Phase Two.

The company will reconstruct Jetty Road, increase parking with 164 bays, introduce shared paths and landscaping, build a multi-purpose building with public toilets, and improve utility services.

Densford Civil operations manager Peter Campbell said they were excited to lead such a significant project.

Department of Transport superintendent's representative, and senior project engineer, Olaya Lope said the changes would greatly benefit the wider community.

"The project is going to create more amenities for the area and for the people of Bunbury," she said. "It will also lead to future developments in the area."

Department of Transport Director of Project Delivery Cameron Smith said the works would be completed with zero impact on nearby residents.

"Vehicle movements to and from the site will be restricted to operating between 7am to 6pm Monday to Friday, and will finish at 5pm on Saturday," he said.

"The Department of Transport's on-site supervisor will work closely with the contractor to minimise noise and dust and vehicle speed has been capped at 40 kilometres per hour for increased community safety.

"While there's no access to the causeway beyond the jetties for the duration of the project, penholders will have dedicated parking close to the jetties and will be updated on the progress of the works."

Visit transport.wa.gov.au/jettyroadcauseway for more details about the project.

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