Government unable to chip in for Dampier marina

Tom ZaunmayrPilbara News
A 2009 vision for a marina in Dampier, one of many artist’s impressions released over the past eight years.
Camera IconA 2009 vision for a marina in Dampier, one of many artist’s impressions released over the past eight years.

The State Government has poured cold water on bridging the funding gap for the proposed Dampier Marina.

Speaking at a public forum in Karratha late last month, Regional Development Minister Alannah MacTiernan said the Government could not sugar-coat the fact some popular projects could not be funded.

“I understand from the business model there is a $6 million shortfall on the Dampier Marina,” she said.

“There is no way we can embrace new infrastructure projects this year that we did not commit to at the election.

“It is a great project but I would be absolutely deceiving you if I were to hold up any hope that in the next couple of years we could do that.”

The marina development has been touted as a boon for recreational and commercial industry.

In January, City of Karratha Mayor Peter Long said the City would begin designing the marina this year.

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