New Mandorah Marine Facilities Begin Construction

NT Government

The Lawler Labor Government has a pipeline of over $600 million worth of marine infrastructure works set to occur in the next two years.

This week, SMC Marine have commenced construction on the $63 million new marine facilities at Mandorah.

The Territory Labor Government is delivering new marine facilities to improve and maintain public transport services for residents and visitors to Mandorah, Wagait Beach and Belyuen.

Over 110 local jobs will be created through stage one of this project alone.

The new facilities will include a new boat ramp, toilet facilities, car park upgrades and an improved experience for ferry users.

Importantly, it will also provide better access for people with disabilities.

Construction activity underway includes preparing the site and stockpiling quarry materials to enable staged construction for the project, and constructing the southern breakwater.

Overall, this project will include two break water structures, enhanced disability access, a redesigned and upgraded carpark, a new terminal building and a new boat ramp, providing a calmer, and safer ferry berthing facility.

Construction will be staged to enable additional dry season activities and program for the contractor to start site works.

During construction the existing Mandorah Jetty will be maintained to provide continued ferry services to residents and visitors while the project is underway.

Quotes attributable to Chief Minister Eva Lawler:

"My Government is providing working opportunities for Territorians. Over 110 Territorians will be working on the Mandorah Marine Facilities project.

"This project is great news for the residents of the Cox Peninsula and visitors. -It's fantastic to be able to announce works have commenced to make sure the new facility is completed as soon as possible."

Quote attributable to Member for Daly, Dheran Young:

"It is great to see the upgrades to our marine facilities at Mandorah moving forward, this progress is the culmination of years of consultation with the communities, and the facilities are in line with community expectations."

Northern Territory Government

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