A $14 million contract to improve the jetties at Fremantle and Hillarys has been awarded to Western Australian-based company GTS Australia.
The contract includes reconfiguring and replacing five jetties at Hillarys Boat Harbour.
At Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour, Jetty 3 will be replaced with a modern floating pen system to accommodate 45 new berths.
WA Recovery Plan funding was announced last year for the replacement of Jetty 3 at Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour, the jetty having reached the end of its serviceable life.
The replacement project continues work by the Department to upgrade marine infrastructure at our iconic harbour.
The project is currently in the delivery phase following the completion of a tender process and award of a $5 million contract to GTS Australia to undertake jetty renewal projects at both Hillarys Boat Harbour and FFBH
The majority of the work at Fishing Boat Harbour will be completed by mid to late 2023 with limited disruption to current penholders and harbour operations.
By the way, if you’d like to become a penholder, contact the Department’s Marine Operations Centre on 08 9431 1020.
Transport Minister Rita Saffioti, who announced these works yesterday, said:
“The projects will deliver real improvements for users with access to new modern pen facilities located close to the heart of each harbour, with easy access to restaurants, bars and retail precincts.”
Fremantle MLA Simone McGurk commented that:
“Our Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour is vital as it caters for both recreational and commercial fishing vessels.
“These upgrades for Jetty 3 will only make it that much easier to access open water and accommodate for more vessels with the additional new berths.”
It’s nice to see money spent constructively in Freo.
By way of interest, Jetty 2 also has a big works sign on it.
* By Michael Barker, Editor, Fremantle Shipping News
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