Government Supports Plans for Port Hedland Spoilbank Marina

Image source: Terry Redman twitter
Image source: Terry Redman twitter

The Liberal National Government today announced its full commitment to the long-awaited $152 million Spoilbank Marina in Port Hedland.

Premier Colin Barnett said that the State Government would contribute $112 million to the project, comprising $72 million from Royalties for Regions and $40 million from consolidated funds.

A further $40 million will be contributed by the Town of Port Hedland.

“The project will create a high-quality community waterfront asset with the potential to change the face of Port Hedland,” Mr Barnett said.

“The plan provides for a marina with capacity for between 100-150 boat pens with 50 boat pens in the first stage, a two-lane boat ramp, plenty of vehicle and trailer parking and opportunities for boat repair and service facilities.”

Regional Development and Lands Minister, Terry Redman, said that the revised marina plan would balance the needs of the local recreational boating community with the needs of industry.

“The Spoilbank was originally a place to deposit sediment from dredging and the marina will transform an under-utilized Port Hedland landmark into a vibrant community, recreational and tourism asset,” Mr Redman said.

The new marina will provide a safer and dedicated launching facility for local boaties.

 

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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