Hon Dean Nalder BBus GradDip(AppFin&Inv) MLA

Hon Dean Nalder BBus GradDip(AppFin&Inv) MLA

Former Minister for Agriculture and Food; Transport

    Upgrades at Hillarys Boat Harbour completed

    3/09/2014 12:00 AM
     
    • Two significant projects completed at Hillarys Boat Harbour ready for summer 
    • $3.3m project to replace K and L jetties
    • $1.2m northern car park extension to improve land and water based operations

    More than $4million in improvements at Hillarys Boat Harbour has set the facility up for a bumper summer both on and off the water, Transport Minister Dean Nalder said today.

     

    Mr Nalder said the $3.3million demolition and reconstruction of K and L jetties, together with the $1.2million extension of the northern car park, had provided a boost to one of the busiest parts of the facility.

     

    “Pen holders now have access to a new modern floating pen system requiring minimal maintenance and featuring improved fire, security and fendering systems,” he said.

     

    “The new systems provide space for 107 pens and accommodate vessels up to 15 metres.”

     

    The Department of Transport is the facility manager and has implemented a rolling pen improvement program at Hillarys since 2006, which has resulted in 252 pens built to replace the original concrete and wood structures, which had reached the end of their serviceable life.

     

    The Minister said the separate project to add 65 bays to the northern car park including associated landscaping had also been completed.

     

    “Scheduling work during the quieter months to limit disruption and minimise inconvenience to harbour tenants and visitors has assisted the delivery of the project,” Mr Nalder said.

     

          Fact File

    • Wangara based company Engineered Water Systems (EWS) completed the replacement of K and L jetties and the earlier replacement of D, E and WXYZ Jetties
    • Transfield Services completed the extension of the northern car park
    • More than 4 million people visit Hillarys Boat Harbour each year
    • Visit http://www.transport.wa.gov.au/hillarysboatharbour for more information about the facilities

    Minister’s office - 6552 6400