Wallwork Road Bridge warmly welcomed

Mitchell SmithNorth West Telegraph
BHP Iron Ore track and rail manager Carl Singh, Town of Port Hedland Mayor Kelly Howlett and former Main Roads employee Mike Wallwork.
Camera IconBHP Iron Ore track and rail manager Carl Singh, Town of Port Hedland Mayor Kelly Howlett and former Main Roads employee Mike Wallwork. Credit: Mitchell Smith

Member for Pilbara Brendon Grylls joined Town of Port Hedland Mayor Kelly Howlett to celebrate the official opening of the Wallwork Road Bridge on Monday.

The $27.73 million project took less than 12 months to complete after work began in August last year.

Mr Grylls said the project was important for people regularly moving between Port and South Hedland.

"I'm someone who can't get to a meeting on time and being the Member for Pilbara, having to stop for a train has always challenged me," he said.

"This is an important project with the trains getting bigger and the stops being longer.

"It's important we allow for the smooth movement between the two communities and this will allow it to happen."

Ms Howlett said the construction had been one of Council's top priority projects.

"It's thanks to the partnership between State Government and BHP Billiton Iron Ore that we're opening this today," she said.

"It also symbolises the future and the future city of Port Hedland.

"The Town would like to thank Main Roads and contractors John Holland for getting this project up and running."

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