Regional Port Investment Drives Economic Recovery
- Published: 6 August 2020
As part of the WA Recovery Plan the WA State Government will invest more than $10 million into priority works at the Esperance Port, creating more than 100 local jobs during construction.
Minister for Ports Hon Alannah MacTiernan MLC was in Esperance on Friday 31 July to announce the funding, which will help stimulate the economy and create opportunities for increased trade.
A $2 million investment into an additional container hardstand will free up berth space, reduce safety and operational risks, increase efficiency and meet future demand.
The $3.5 million demolition of the Berth 2 ship loader circuit will allow for the optimisation of available land on Berth 2 and maximise trade growth throughout the region.
A $3.2 million investment into a hardstand at Berth 2 and improvements to the stormwater system will facilitate the resumption of full capacity nickel trade and delivers superior environmental performance.
The high priority sealing of internal roads within the Port will be supported by $1.5 million in funding, and will reduce the impact of heavy machinery and will deliver dust control mitigations for the Port and broader community.
The works are part of a suite of priority infrastructure works at Western Australia's regional ports, including $11.6 million for upgrades at Geraldton Port and $15.5 million for the Turkey Point access bridge at Bunbury Port.