The Territory Government has announced design details for the construction of new marine facilities at Mandorah, a project that will create jobs and support the construction industry.
The project is one of five fast tracked construction projects announced by the Territory Government last week that will create around 500 direct and indirect jobs for Territorians.
Mandorah’s jetty is ageing and a new facility is required for improved safety and to unlock development and tourism in the area.
The cost to construct the new facility has been estimated at $50 million and will result in approximately 80 direct jobs.
A detail design tender will be released soon and will be awarded in April 2019. A construction tender for the project will then be released in May 2020, with the facility expected to be completed in May 2022.
A number of features which will be incorporated in the final design include:
Breakwater structure / rock groyne
Gangway and floating pontoon to improve access for mobility impaired users and users with prams
Piles/pylon to support floating pontoon
Onshore supporting infrastructure featuring car park and trailer parking
As noted by Minister for Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics Eva Lawler:
The Territory Labor Government has brought forward FIVE projects by approximately 12 months, to support the Territorys construction industry and create local jobs.
The Mandorah Jetty and boat ramp are key facilities servicing the Mandorah, Wagait Beach and Belyuen communities and the passenger ferry travelling to and from Mandorah is the quickest way to get across the harbour from Darwin.
The jetty is ageing and a new facility will provide improved safety and to unlock development and tourism in the area, as well as creating jobs for Territorians.
Mandorahs jetty is also considered the number one land-based fishing destination in the Territory and the new facilities should make it even more attractive to recreational fishos to visit the area and drop a line.