The Western Australian Government has announced MGN as the preferred contractors for the bulk earthworks package of the Spoilbank Marina project.
The $100 million package includes all aspects of bulk excavation, including constructing the marina basin footprint, the installation of site perimeter fencing and establishing ground levels.
This project marks the commencement of stage 2 works of the Spoilbank Marina and will mean breaking ground for the first time.
MGN was selected as the preferred contractor after a comprehensive tender process performed by Pilbara Ports Authority. MGN also have substantial experience delivering similar projects across Australia.
The Spoilbank Marina project is expected to inject a significant boost to the Pilbara economy with MGN committing to source 75% of their plant from Aboriginal businesses and purchasing 80% of their goods and services from within the region.
Western Australian Premier, Mark McGowan commented on the project in a statement saying, “My government is delivering on one of our key election commitments for the Hedland community, with works underway on the $121.5 million Spoilbank Marina.
“We are focused on supporting the regional Pilbara economy with local content and local jobs, and this package of works will deliver a substantial boost to local businesses and local workers.”
Western Australian Regional Development Minister, Alannah MacTiernan supported WA Premier’s statements by saying, “Turning the sod on the road works was exciting, but now we will really start to see the marina footprint – and the Hedland community’s vision – take shape.
The marina has been an aspiration of the Port Hedland community for decades: it will bring a welcome new amenity to the town.”
Stage 2 of the Spoilbank Marina project will be completed in four packages. Package 2b (dredging and reclamation works) is currently open on the Tenders WA website. Tenders for package 2c (breakwaters and revetments) will be released within the week.
Stage 1 works of the project include building access roads to the site which are on track for completion in February of this year.
Overall, the Western Australian Government will invest $121.5 million to deliver the Spoilbank Marina project will ground-breaking works expected to start as early as February 2021.
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