Project managers decided for Spoilbank Marina

Alexander ScottNorth West Telegraph
LandCorp CEO Frank Marra. Photo by Trevor Collens
Camera IconLandCorp CEO Frank Marra. Photo by Trevor Collens Credit: The West Australian

Port Hedland’s Spoilbank Marina is a step closer with the council voting unanimously to appoint LandCorp as project managers for the land side component.

The marina was initially one project but because no one government department was suitable to deliver it in its entirety, it was split into two separate parts — water side and land side.

LandCorp has previously done work on the Spoilbank Marina with much of it still valid as part of the reduced scope of the project.

Town of Port Hedland chief executive David Pentz was delegated to negotiate an agreement and schedule of fees with LandCorp.

The council also confirmed its contribution of $24 million to the waterside component of the marina.

Mayor Camilo Blanco said the reason for appointing LandCorp was its strong track record of delivering complicated projects.

He said the water side of the development falls under the jurisdiction of the State Government.

“The decision to appoint LandCorp as the project manager of landside development lends significant momentum to the realisation of this important community development,” he said.

“The town will retain control of community engagement activities to develop supplementary land side activation facilities for the site, with LandCorp project managing the master planning, landscape and utility consultants through detailed design,” he said.

The project is still in its preliminary planning stages and announcements about construction will occur at a later date.

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