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Jan 13, 2021

Photo: Pilbara Ports Authority. Standing in front of the site of the future maraina basin, from left to right: Darren Lundberg from contractors Garli; Kevin Michel MLA, Member for Pilbara; Premier for Western Australia Mark McGowan MLA; Minister for Regional Development Alannah MacTiernan MLC; Roger Johnston, CEO of Pilbara Ports Authority; and Charles Kretzmann, General Manager of Engineering & Infrastructure at Pilbara Ports Authority.

Major works on Port Hedland's Spoilbank Marina project will kick off as soon as February after MGN Civil Pty Ltd was today unveiled as the preferred tenderer for the bulk earthworks package.

The commencement of Stage 2 works is a significant milestone in the delivery of the State Government's $121.5 million Spoilbank Marina, as it means breaking ground for the first time within the marina site.

The $10 million package of bulk earthworks includes construction of the marina basin footprint, the installation of site perimeter fencing and establishing ground levels.

MGN, who have substantial experience delivering similar projects across Australia, were selected as the preferred tenderer following a comprehensive tender evaluation process by Pilbara Ports Authority.

These works will result in a significant injection into the Pilbara economy, with commitments from MGN to source 75 per cent of their plant hire requirements from Aboriginal businesses and to purchase almost 80 per cent of their goods and services within the region.

Stage 2 of the Spoilbank Marina project is being carried out in four packages. The tender for Package 2b, dredging and reclamation works, is now open on the Tenders WA website, while the tender for Package 2c, breakwaters and revetments, is expected to be released next week.

Stage 1 works - access roads to the site - are on track for completion next month.

Read the Premier's and Minister for Regional Development's full statement here.


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