The $35 million construction tender for the rebuild of Shute Harbor terminal and seawall in the Whitsunday Region of Queensland was awarded to Vassallo Constructions Pty Ltd today, with works expected to begin in January 2020, the Whitsunday Regional Council reports.
The overall $54.5 million restoration project will see a complete rebuild of the seawall, terminal, pontoons, etc. at the Shute Harbor marine facility.
Whitsunday Regional Council Deputy Mayor, John Collins, said that the damaged terminal and jetties were demolished last year in preparation for reconstruction.
“Council adopted the detailed design for the new facility in December 2018, and we are excited to begin works on the ground very soon,” Collins said.
“This is a complex project and it is important we get it right. Over the past year we have been diligent in fine-tuning the engineering solutions and seeking clarifications throughout the tender process.”
According to the council’s latest announcement, after extensive damage during Severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie in March 2017, eligible works received joint funding from the Commonwealth and State Governments under the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA).