- New $3.9 million workshop, offices and amenities at Kwinana Bulk Terminal to support WA's trade growth
Ports Minister Alannah MacTiernan has today formally opened a new workshop, offices and amenities at Fremantle Ports' Kwinana Bulk Terminal to help support expanding bulk trades.
The new $3.9 million facilities replace decades-old, outmoded buildings used by more than 100 port staff.
The new complex is part of Fremantle Ports' broader planning work to maximise the potential of Kwinana Bulk Terminal, 20 kilometres south of Fremantle adjacent to the Kwinana industrial area.
Kwinana Bulk Terminal is one of two Fremantle Ports outer harbour facilities and last financial year handled 3.34 million tonnes of trade, made up predominantly of bauxite, LPG, cement clinker, gypsum and nut coke.
The new complex is positioned on the site to optimise use of the land footprint for stockpiling and business growth, while the buildings have been designed to further improve safety of staff and contractors.
The project had been completed on time and on budget by Fremantle Ports and contract firms involved in construction.
The WA Government-owned Fremantle Ports will use the new assets to help drive the capture of new business and handling of new products through Kwinana Bulk Terminal.
Comments attributed to Ports Minister Alannah MacTiernan:
"The Kwinana industrial area is a critical driver for the Western Australian economy and providing strong and responsive bulk port infrastructure for businesses located there is critical.
"It's important we continue to invest in Kwinana's bulk cargo capability to retain our competitive edge and provide future export and import capacity for Western Australian industries.
"Fremantle Ports are much better placed now to not only manage the bulk trades already handled by Kwinana Bulk Terminal, but to attract new business and investment to drive jobs in the southern suburbs."
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