- Pilbara business register launched to put local business front-and-centre in Spoilbank Marina works
- Part of McGowan Government's commitment to local content and local jobs on regional projects
- $121.5 million project expected to create more than 200 jobs in construction
The McGowan Government has launched a Pilbara business register to allow local businesses to register their interest in working on the $121.5 million Spoilbank Marina project.
An estimated 221 direct jobs will be created during the two-year marina build.
A request for proposals to complete marine works on the project will be advertised within a few weeks with final tenders to be awarded shortly after that.
Early site works will begin in October.
The register of Pilbara businesses will be provided to prospective lead contractors to fast-track engagement of local workers and material suppliers.
Features of the Spoilbank Marina development include:
- a four-lane boat ramp;
- 21 boat-pen marina with capacity to expand to 80 pens in the future;
- separate entrance channel to the main shipping channel;
- trailer parking for up to 200 vehicles;
- maintenance hardstand;
- publicly accessible breakwaters with pedestrian path;
- public recreation and event space and public amenities;
- public fishing jetty;
- water feature;
- shade structures at swimming beach;
- waterfront promenade to reflect the Yintha Kariyarra creation serpent story; and
- public art and a cultural gathering space.
Small businesses can register online at http://www.pdc.wa.gov.au/port-hedland-spoilbank-marina
Comments attributed to Regional Development Minister Alannah MacTiernan:
"The McGowan Government is committed to giving local businesses the opportunity to secure work on government projects, helping to create local jobs and pump money into the local economy.
"The Spoilbank Marina is a massive project for Hedland and will involve considerable work opportunities for Pilbara businesses.
"This register gives local businesses the chance to get in early and flag their interest and expertise in civil infrastructure projects, ensuring the best possible opportunity to be a part of this transformational project."
Comments attributed to Pilbara MLA Kevin Michel:
"We're urging Hedland businesses to register now, so local businesses and workers are front-and-centre on the Spoilbank Marina project.
"This project will create more than 200 jobs during construction, and will provide a boost to the local economy as the State recovers from COVID-19.
"This is a great example of the McGowan Government's commitment to local content and local jobs in the Pilbara and across regional WA."
Minister's office - 6552 6200