Design Details Announced For Construction Of New Mandorah Marine Facilities

Design Details Announced For Construction Of New Mandorah Marine Facilities

Northern Territory Minister for Infrastructure Planning and Logistics Eva Lawler

New Mandorah Marine Facilities

Victor P Taffa

Northern Territory Government has announced design details for the construction of new marine facilities at Mandorah, a project that will create jobs and support the construction industry.

“Territory Government has brought forward five projects by approximately 12 months, to support the Territory’s construction industry and create local jobs.” Minister for Infrastructure Planning and Logistics Eva Lawler said.

“Mandorah Jetty and boat ramp are key facilities servicing the Mandorah, Wagait Beach and Belyuen communities and the passenger ferry travelling to and from Mandorah is the quickest way to get across the harbour from Darwin.”

Project is one of five fast tracked construction projects announced by the Territory Government last week that will create around 500 direct and indirect jobs for Territorians.

Mandorah’s jetty is ageing and a new facility is required for improved safety and to unlock development and tourism in the area.

Cost to construct the new facility has been estimated at $50 Million and will result in approximately 80 direct jobs.

A detail design tender will be released soon and will be awarded in April 2019. A construction tender for the project will then be released in May 2020, with the facility expected to be completed in May 2022.

A number of features which will be incorporated in the final design include:

  • Boat ramp,
  • Breakwater structure / rock groyne,
  • Gangway and floating pontoon to improve access for mobility impaired users and users with prams,
  • Onshore supporting infrastructure featuring car park and trailer parking,
  • Piles/pylon to support floating pontoon.