Cape Jaffa Anchorage Marina Wins UDIA’s ‘Local Community Development’ Award

Cape Jaffa Anchorage marina was pronounced as winner of the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) SA Chapter’s Local Community Development Award.

The award, which acknowledged excellence of leadership in the property development industry, was conferred at a gala dinner held at the Adelaide Convention Centre on Friday 28th October this year.

It recognised that Cape Jaffa Anchorage was a substantially completed project and one which demonstrated the successful development of community spaces involving a partnership between local government and a private developer.

The judging panel was particularly impressed with Cape Jaffa Anchorage’s unique engineering solutions, it’s commitment to environmental management and the provision of public spaces within the development, that include a boat ramp, wharf, protected beaches and recreational spaces.

Mark Hayward, General Manager of Cape Jaffa Anchorage, noted that “This award acts as a fantastic acknowledgement of Kingston District Council’s and our company’s commitment to providing high quality infrastructure to the community here on the Limestone Coast.”

As well, Mark thanked those involved in the construction phase of Stage 1, including operational staff, consultants, and the Kingston District Council for “their commitment and hard work in bringing this project to fruition.”

Cape Jaffa is located between Robe and Kingston, so Cape Jaffa Anchorage marina is set on the shoreline of Lacepede Bay. The marina will ultimately involve seven construction stages, which will create around six hundred residential allotments, 120 marina berths, a tavern, shopping facilities and tourist accommodation.

At present, Cape Jaffa Anchorage has established forty marina berths to accommodate both the commercial and recreational vessels which operate from the marina.

In January 2009, the developers completed work to establish a four-lane public boat ramp with trailer parking, lighting and wash-down facilities. Subsequently, the marina had also provided wharfage areas along with diesel fuel, water and pump out facilities. A travel lift was expected to be on line in the near future.

Home building throughout the marina was also well underway, with no less than fifteen houses either finished or well advanced and another dozen expected to commence in the upcoming months.

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