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Ocean Reef Marina Redevelopment

Call for Public Submissions

The Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) intends to amend the Metropolitan Region Scheme (MRS) for land in the local government of Joondalup and has sought public comment.

MRS Major Amendment 1270/41 seeks to rationalise various zones and reserves, and part of Bush Forever Site 325 to facilitate the redevelopment of the existing Ocean Reef Marina Boat Harbour.

Submissions closed Friday 24 February 2017. Late submissions will not be considered.

After submissions close

The WAPC will consider all submissions (including hearings) before making a final recommendation to the Minister for Planning. The Amendment will then be presented to the Governor, and if approved, will be tabled in both houses of Parliament for a decision.

The MRS Amendment cannot be finalised until the Minister for the Environment has determined the separate Public Environmental Review.

More information

Please direct queries for more information on the MRS Amendment to the Department of Planning by email to or telephone (08) 6551 9000.

Negotiated Planning Outcome

A draft Negotiated Planning Outcome (NPO) to secure an appropriate conservation outcome for Bush Forever Site 325 has been prepared by the City of Joondalup in consultation with the Department of Planning, Department of Parks and Wildlife and the Office of the Environmental Protection Authority.

The NPO is available for public comment through the City of Joondalup at the same time as the MRS amendment and Public Environmental Review. The NPO is required to be finalised prior to a final decision being made on the MRS amendment.

The NPO can be viewed online at the City of Joondalup website.

Queries and submissions on the NPO can be emailed to

Public Environmental Review

The proposal to construct and operate the Ocean Reef Marina (marine-based components) is being assessed through a Public Environmental Review. The Environmental Protection Authority’s assessment of the marina proposal is required to be finalised prior to the WAPC making a final determination on the Amendment.

Submissions on the Public Environmental Review closed Friday 24 February 2017.