Augusta Harbour one year on
July 27, 2015
The Augusta Boat Harbour was a significant project for WA Limestone across 2014 and 2014. The Harbour has been the catalyst for significant economic growth in the marine sector and delivered numerous benefits to the South-West in its first year of operation.
In November, Transport Minister Dean Nalder said the harbour was a success story with pen occupancy rates well beyond the first-year targets.
“Of the 40 boat pens, 28 have been hired on an annual basis by recreational and commercial vessels,” Mr Nalder said.
Mr Nalder said the harbour had proven its value as a safe haven, with several rescues recorded including one incident involving a 25 tonne ship en route to New South Wales that was towed to the harbour for repairs.