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Major projects

This section provides an overview of the current major projects that the Shire is currently undertaking.

Margaret River Surfers Point

Surfers Point is being upgraded by the Shire of Augusta Margaret River in partnership with Country Local Government Fund, Regional Development Australia Fund and Royalties for Regions to realise the  potential of the precinct as a world class destination for visitors, businesses and residents focusing on tourism, the Telstra Drug Aware Pro Surfing event, protection of a fragile coastal environment and a focal point for coastal recreation in the Margaret River area.

To keep up to date with what is happening on the project visit the Margaret River Surfers Point website regularly.

Upgrading of Margaret River Town Centre

Concept Plans for upgrading the Margaret River Town Centre were developed by the Shire in 2012 as part of the SuperTowns Planning Process. Detailed design work and implementing the first stage of the project is now being undertaken with funding of $940,000 from the Royalties for Regions SuperTowns program. 
A copy of the plans and report prepared by Hassell are available for viewing at the Margaret River Library on Fearn Avenue and The Shire Administration Offices at 41 Wallcliffe Rd.  Copies of the plans and reports can be viewed and downloaded below, and you can keep up to date with the latest news on the project blog
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Augusta Small Boat Harbour - Flat Rock

$25 million for Augusta Boat Harbour

On Tuesday, 2 August 2011 the State Government announced funding for a new $25 million boat harbour at Augusta with construction due to start later this year.

The Shire has been working in partnership with the Department of Transport for several years to obtain approvals and funding for the harbour, to be built at Flat Rock in Flinders Bay, leading the planning and consultation process and collaborating in the site assessment, the preparation of applications for Federal and State environmental approvals and the preparation of a business case for funding. The Shire is currently coordinating the preparation of fire management, waste management plans and the construction of the access road for the site 

The harbour will provide safe direct ocean access for recreational and commercial craft between Busselton and Albany and service the region’s commercial and tourism fleets while providing a regional and state destination point for the recreational boating sector.

The project funded through the Royalties for Regions program will be constructed by the Department of Transport, includes the construction of two breakwaters to create a protected harbour basin featuring four boat launching ramps, boat pens for up to approximately 50 craft when fully developed, a fixed 40 metre service jetty, approximately 160 car/trailer parking bays and 90car parking bays.

For further information on the project please use this link to the Department of Transport’s website.

Aerial Overview of Site 

 Perimeter Road Margaret River

Margaret River Water Recycling

Capes Region Boating Strategy

Cape Leeuwin Precinct Tourism Plan

Augusta to Busselton Trails Network Concept Plan
For National Trust of Australia (WA)

Busselton to Flinders Bay Rail-Trail

 Augusta Townsite Streetscape Upgrade

Augusta Interpretation Plan

Hardy Inlet

Cowaramup Townsite Streetscape Upgrade

Wallcliffe Road Streetscape Upgrade

Wallcliffe Road Streetscape Plan

Gloucester Park Master Plan

AMR Shire Bridle Strail Feasibility Study

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