New facilities to improve Kwinana Bulk Terminal
The new workshop, offices and amenities (white roof) at Kwinana Bulk Terminal
Ports Minister Alannah MacTiernan formally opened a new workshop, offices and amenities at Fremantle Ports' Kwinana Bulk Terminal on 17 December to help support expanding bulk trades.
The new $3.9 million facilities replace decades-old, outmoded buildings used by more than 100 port staff.
Ports Minister Alannah MacTiernan (centre) with Fremantle Ports CEO Chris Leatt-Hayter (back) and Kwinana Bulk Terminal staff outside the new workshop, offices and amenities
Kwinana Bulk Terminal is one of two Fremantle Ports Outer Harbour facilities and last financial year handled 3.34 million tonnes of trade, made up predominantly of bauxite, LPG, cement clinker, gypsum and nut coke.
The new complex is positioned on the site to optimise use of the land footprint for stockpiling and business growth, while the buildings have been designed to further improve safety of staff and contractors.
The project had been completed on time and on budget by Fremantle Ports and contract firms involved in construction.
The WA Government-owned Fremantle Ports will use the new assets to help drive the capture of new business and handling of new products through Kwinana Bulk Terminal.
Minister MacTiernan said the Kwinana industrial area was a critical driver for the Western Australian economy and providing strong and responsive bulk port infrastructure for businesses located there was critical.
"It's important we continue to invest in Kwinana's bulk cargo capability to retain our competitive edge and provide future export and import capacity for Western Australian industries.
"Fremantle Ports is much better placed now to not only manage the bulk trades already handled by Kwinana Bulk Terminal, but to attract new business and investment to drive jobs in the southern suburbs."
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