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Four Lane Boat Ramp sails into Spoilbank Marina Design

Published: Thursday, 8 August 2019 at 12:42:23 PM

Community feedback from the Spoilbank Community Reference Group (SCRG) has informed the inclusion of a four lane boat ramp into the latest Spoilbank Marina design, replacing the original two lane capacity.

The original concept design included a two lane boat ramp, however members of the SCRG voiced support for doubling this to improve usability.

The increased capacity greatly improves the safety of launching and retrieval operations, particularly during peak periods of usage.

Hon Commissioner Fred Riebeling said the updated design was testament to the success of community members having a stake in the Marina’s design.

“I’d like to thank the State Government for their ongoing commitment to ensuring the Marina becomes shovel ready, committing $95 million in this year’s state budget.

“Premier McGowan, Minister MacTiernan MLC and Kevin Michel MLA have shown enthusiasm for making sure designs are reflective of community input.

“The SCRG continues to provide an invaluable community voice throughout this process, giving planners and engineers a critical local seafarer perspective.

“20 registrations have already been lodged for boat pen space, signifying a local enthusiasm to use the facility once construction has completed.

“The work of the SCRG has been strengthened by the knowledge of international and domestic design experts, ensuring the final design reflects the highest calibre of workmanship.

“Due to an increased harbour basin in the latest concept, there are projections for capacity to exceed 80 boat pens in the final design.

“I look forward to the work of the SCRG continuing to provide input into this process and helping to deliver this long anticipated community facility.”

Click here to access more information on the Port Hedland Spoilbank Marina.

For media information:
Laura Hawes
Manager Marketing Communication and Events
(08) 9158 9365 | lhawes@porthedland.wa.gov.au

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