Batavia Coast Marina Stage 2 (BCM2) has seen the amalgamation of land previously owned by the City of Greater Geraldton, Mid West Development Commission, the Public Transport Authority of WA and DevelopmentWA into a six hectare precinct that aims to connect the Geraldton CBD and the Batavia Coast Marina waterfront.
Once complete, BCM Stage 2 is anticipated to connect the main areas of activity within the City Centre and offer a new mix of residential, commercial, retail and tourism amenities with landscaped surrounds and public open space.
DevelopmentWA, the City of Greater Geraldton and the Mid West Development Commission form the BCM Stage 2 Steering Committee to deliver the development.
The precinct has been divided into two parcels of land; BCM Stage 2 Phase 1 and Phase 2. The two parcels of land will be developed seperately.
BCM Stage 2 Phase 1 - Station Square:
The first parcel of land to be developed will be the area south of Bayley Street which lies between Chapman Road and Foreshore Drive. In keeping with the site's heritage, and to reflect its location adjacent to one of the busiest marinas on the Coral Coast, the new precinct will be known as Station Square at Batavia Coast Marina.
In early 2016 contractors were onsite to conduct remediation works in preparation for future civil works.
The transformation of Geraldton’s former rail marshalling yards into Station Square at Batavia Coast Marina is paving the way for a new vibrant inner city destination. Phase 1 is expected to see 19 lots developed including a range of mixed-use lots, residential apartments and single residential lots. Chambers Way, an extension of Museum Place, will also be constructed including a colonnade styled walkway and public car park. The mixed-use precinct will offer a new destination to meet and socialise, supported by new residential living options and commercial outlets.
The development is also planned to be an innovative demonstrator of the Water Sensitive Cities principles. Incorporating sustainable practices that retain and reuse stormwater on-site will reduce the developments reliance on existing infrastructure and potable water supplies while maintaining a cool lush public landscape and reducing the urban heat effect.
For further information about the remediation works conducted and future plans for Station Square, click here.
BCM Stage 2 Phase 2:
The second parcel of land, located north of Bayley Street between Stella Maris Drive and Champan Road, is a future development area.