Hendy Cowan

Hendy Cowan


    Jervoise Bay project moves ahead

    23/11/2000 3:08 PM

    Development of a $200 million marine industrial precinct at Jervoise Bay continues to move forward with the awarding of a
    $16 million contract for the construction of an island breakwater.

    Commerce and Trade Minister Hendy Cowan said the contract had been awarded to a consortium of CSR Limited trading as CSR Readymix; PMR Quarries Pty Ltd trading as WA Limestone; and Italia Limestone Company trading as Roadstone Quarries. The consortium has called itself the Jervoise Bay Joint Venture.

    Mr Cowan said the contract would involve constructing access works, building 1,000 metres of breakwater and providing a northern access to the existing shiplift.

    He said work was scheduled to be under way next month and would be in full compliance with the Environmental Management Plan for the project.

    “Under the new phased development plan, reclamation will intrude 150m less into Cockburn Sound and the island breakwater will be moved inside the Medina Channel,” the Minister said.

    “This will reduce the breakwater length by some 50 per cent and remove the need to dredge a new access channel.”

    Mr Cowan also said that a civil and marine engineering consultancy had been awarded to Gutteridge, Haskins and Davey Pty Ltd (GHD) to prepare final engineering designs for the development, including a service wharf, the refurbishment of the existing load-out facility and harbour dredging.

    "The Jervoise Bay project will enable local engineering and fabrication industries to compete for major contracts in the oil and gas, resources and marine industries," he said.

    Artists’ impressions of the project can be viewed on the Internet at http://www.commerce.wa.gov.au/industries/infras/jervoise/index.htm

    Media contact: Peter Jackson 9222 9595