Carnarvon Boat Harbour To Get 16 New Floating Pens

As part of a $7 million project

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A contract for new pens has been awarded to Carnarvon Boat Harbour with construction expected to begin next month. 

The $2.1 million contract will go towards the development of 16 brand new floating boat pens. 

While construction is underway, more research will be done to determine a long-term fix for current Fascine access issues. 

The new contract is part of the $7 million Fascine Entry Way Project to create better access for water vehicles at Carnarvon.

SMC Marine has won the contract for the concrete floating pens which are set to be 15 metres long indwell support up to 16 vessels. 

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Work is expected to take near seven months to complete.

Transport Minister Rita Saffioti said creating easier access to the area for residents and visitors needs to be a high priority. 

"Access issues for the Carnarvon fascine have been an ongoing issue - we know how important being able to access the water is for residents and tourists that visit the region," she said. 

"We have reached a key milestone with the tender being awarded to design and construct 16 boat pens at the Carnarvon Boat Harbour, with work due to commence next month.

"We are continuing to collect data and work towards a long term solution to ensure better and continued access to the Fascine."

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Georgie Marr

28 July 2021

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