- Works begin on new Marine Terrace Roundabout at Geraldton Port
- Roundabout will significantly improve movement of grain in and out of the port
- Project complements McGowan Government's $350 million Geraldton Port Maximisation Project (PMaxP)
- PMaxP to significantly increase the capacity of Geraldton Port and support local economy
The McGowan Government's major investment to future-proof Geraldton Port is steaming ahead, with work beginning on a new $4.5 million roundabout to maximise grain movements from the port - supporting the region's economic growth.
The construction of a roundabout at the Marine Terrace intersection will improve traffic flow for trucks entering and leaving the port, and improve safety for local road users, pedestrians, cyclists and port customers.
The project will help to support more efficient and effective supply chains for the State's important grain export industry, with the grain harvest reaching record highs in recent seasons.
The new roundabout is among several significant McGowan Government-funded projects being delivered at the Port, including the $350 million Geraldton Port Maximisation Project (PMaxP).
PMaxP is a major infrastructure project which will significantly boost the capacity of Geraldton Port and facilitate the export of new commodities from the Mid-West region.
Contractor BG&E Resources is well progressed in design work for PMaxP, including product handling systems and civil works, in addition to concept validations, and vessel and marine simulations.
A critical project for the Mid-West region, PMaxP could boost Geraldton's export capability by almost 70 per cent, delivering billions to the region and the State's economy.
Comments attributed to Premier Mark McGowan:
"My Government is getting on with delivering infrastructure that grows both State and local economies, and helps new industries thrive.
"The $350 million expansion project will massively expand the capacity of Geraldton Port and help drive new commodity exports across the Mid-West.
"Our investment will also help to futureproof the industries that our regions have relied on for decades - supporting our grain farmers as they continue to deliver for the State."
Comments attributed to Ports Minister Rita Saffioti:
"Expanding the capacity of our ports is critical, and the investment from our Government in projects like the Geraldton Port Maximisation highlights our focus on supporting the Mid-West economy.
"Being able to export new commodities out of Geraldton will also help to grow new industries and jobs, which will support local communities for many decades to come."
Comments attributed to Geraldton MLA Lara Dalton:
"The port plays such an important role in our local economy, and by investing in the port, the McGowan Government is investing in our community's future.
"I welcome these improvements to Marine Terrace, which will make our local roads safer for all road users."
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