Major earthworks are now underway on the Port Hedland Spoilbank Marina, unlocking local jobs and economic benefits, the Government of Western Australia informs.
The commencement of the major earthworks follows the successful completion of Stage 1, where roads were upgraded to enable materials to be safely transported to the construction site, as well as creating a future gateway to the new marina.
The $10 million Stage 2a bulk earthworks package has been awarded to MGN Civil Pty Ltd to construct the marina basin footprint and establish ground levels.
MGN Civil has also recently been awarded the $33 million contract for Stage 2c, which will include the construction of breakwaters to protect the marina from rough ocean conditions.
“The tender for Stage 3, to design and construct marine structures including the boat ramp and marina pens, is currently advertised on the Tenders WA website,” said the Government.
The Spoilbank Marina project will transform Port Hedland’s waterfront into a popular destination for locals and visitors.
When complete, the new marina will include a four-lane boat ramp, 21 boat pen marina with the capacity to expand to 80 pens, trailer parking for up to 200 vehicles, and public amenities.
According to the Government, the marina will alleviate demand on existing boat launching facilities, as well as improve boating safety, with a separate entrance channel created to the main shipping channel.