Carnarvon fascine development

Proposal description: 

The proposal includes:

  • creation of a permanent navigable waterway by dredging a 50 metre wide channel (to a depth of -2.5 m AHD) from the ocean entrance to the south arm of the Gascoyne River delta (at present tidal and river action causes on-going siltation of delta which prevents permanent boat access);
  • use of dredge spoil to build up low-lying land (up to approximately 4.2 metres AHD) adjacent to Whitlock and Babbage islands and the shoreline of the existing Brockman subdivision, to make it suitable for urban/canal development;
  • construction of standard urban and canal oriented subdivisions (incorporating 1250 residential lots);
  • development of a 4ha caravan park and motel/hotel site;
  • construction of a yacht club/marina, excavated from the east side of the Fascine; and
  • reconstruct parts of the historic Tramway Bridge across the Fascine waterway as a tourist attraction.
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Last updated: 
May 16, 1994
Current Status: 
Ministerial Statement published
Ministerial Statement published
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