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The Bunbury Jetty crane has been restored as part of the project. Image: City of Bunbury

The redeveloped Jetty Road precinct has officially been opened after two years of construction. 

Premier Mark McGowan and Transport Minister Rita Saffioti declared the causeway open in a ceremony held this morning.

As part of the site's development, Jetty Road was resurfaced, with additional parking bays and public toilets the other new additions.

More than 31,000 tonnes of rock was used as part of the $12.7 million project, which also included refurbishing the road’s famous crane.

Ms Saffioti believes the precinct will revitalise Bunbury's outer harbour.

"The completion of this project will help grow tourism and fast track development of the region's marine industry," she said. 

Premier Mark McGowan and Transport Minister Rita Saffioti opening the Jetty Road redevelopment on Thursday. Image: City of Bunbury/Instagram

Bunbury MLA Don Punch said the new facilities would be welcomed by the community.

"Jetty Road is not only an integral part of Bunbury's waterfront infrastructure, it is also an important link to our heritage and our past.

"For decades the Bunbury community has aspired to make the most of our location and embrace our waterfront, and this project is achieving exactly that."

The Jetty Road causeway has a long history, having been built in 1967 at the end of the now demolished Bunbury Timber Jetty. 

The redevelopment is the second stage of the state government's waterfront redevelopment program, which included the redesign of Koombana Bay in 2017.

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