Tender released for Cape Jervis and Penneshaw ports upgrades
The Department for Infrastructure and Transport (SA) has released a tender for the upgrades to the ferry terminals and boarding infrastructure at Cape Jervis and Penneshaw.
The wharf at Penneshaw will be refurbished to include upgrades to the berthing and mooring facilities. The adjacent public jetty will also be refurbished to allow for access to tenders from smaller vessels and cruise ships. The project will form a key part of the wider masterplan for the Penneshaw Harbour.
The Cape Jervis wharf will also see upgrades to the berthing and mooring facilities, and the vessel passenger access. These upgrades will cater for the new SeaLink ferries, and will allow better access for passengers and vehicles.
Early works are expected to commence on site in late 2023 and the project is expected to be completed in early 2025 (weather permitting).
The berthing and mooring structures at Cape Jervis and Penneshaw ports form part of the critical sea link between Kangaroo Island (KI) and the mainland for cars, freight and passengers.
Effective, capable, and reliable port infrastructure at Cape Jervis and Penneshaw is critical to the welfare and economic success of KI.