Following the design tender being awarded for the Point Stuart Access Road, the Territory Labor Government has today released a tender to upgrade 11.8 kilometres of the popular road.
This tender includes the installation of culverts and floodways, and widening of the gravel road from the boat ramp at Point Stuart, back towards Darwin.
Upgrades include widening the access window to this fishing destination and improve the safety for road users.
This section has been prioritised, to enhance access for people towing boats to access fishing in nearby creeks and reefs in the Chambers and Finke Bays.
The upgrading of the Point Stuart Access Road forms part of the Northern Territory Government’s $50 million RecFishing Futures Program.
Work is anticipated to commence in October 2021 and are expected to be complete by mid-2022.
To view the tender visit tendersonline.nt.gov.au.
Quotes attributed to the Minister for Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics, Eva Lawler:
“Territorians love the outdoor lifestyle and accessing your favourite fishing spot is part of that. Delivering quality infrastructure that benefits Territorians and creates local jobs, are projects that deserve to get off the ground.
“Works are intended to improve access to the Stuarts Tree Fishing camp and boat ramp as well as the Stuarts Tree, during rainy months.”
Quotes attributed to the Minister for Recreational Fishing, Paul Kirby:
“We have our design, and now we have the construction tender, all part of the Government’s $50 million commitment to recreational fishing across the Territory.
“This upgrade will improve access to the world class barramundi fishing in Chambers and Finke Bays, increasing access to coastal run-off creeks and the nearby pristine Wildman River.”