The Territory Labor Government has released the technical concept design for the new marine facilities at Mandorah.
The release of the final technical design will provide more certainty for the construction industry and deliver much-needed infrastructure in the Top End, supporting more than 270 jobs.
Local company Cardno (NT) Pty Ltd was awarded the detailed design tender, which also supported local jobs.
The Northern Territory Government has currently budgeted $50 million to deliver the project, and is undertaking value engineering to deliver the project within this budget. Over time, the facility will include:
- A breakwater structure/rock groyne;
- A gangway and floating pontoon to improve access for mobility impaired users and users with prams;
- Piles/pylon to support the floating pontoon;
- A boat ramp;
- A fishing facility from landside; and
- Onshore supporting infrastructure featuring a car park and trailer parking.
Mandorah Jetty is considered to be one of the top land-based fishing destinations in the Territory and the new facilities will make it even more attractive to recreational fishers to visit the area and drop a line while ensuring it provides safe and accessible facilities for ferry passengers.
Construction tender to commence works is set to be released by mid-2021.
As stated by the Minister for Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics Eva Lawler:
“The Territory Labor Government’s top priority is jobs and this project will support more than 270 jobs for Territorians during construction.
“We have listened to community feedback about the jetty ageing and a new facility will provide improved safety, unlock development and tourism in the area, and create jobs.
“The design of the new facility will reflect the needs of Territorians and provide safe, essential transport infrastructure to service Mandorah, Wagait Beach and Belyuen communities.”
As stated by the Minister for Recreational Fishing, Paul Kirby:
“Recreational fishing is a key part of the Territory lifestyle, it attracts thousands of visitors to the Territory and creates hundreds of jobs for Territorians.
“The Territory Labor Government is investing $50 million to boost recreational fishing opportunities in the Northern Territory.”