Hon. Peter Chandler
Minister for Education
Member for Port Darwin
Works are now complete on the $1.2 million upgrade to the Fort Hill Wharf promoting a longer life for the fender pile system and creating a safer environment for stakeholders.
Minister for Infrastructure Peter Chandler said as well as promoting safety for the stakeholders the upgrades enhance the protection of the wharf from large vessels being moored.
“The wale beams were repaired and painted and the A-rubber defenders, nuts, bolts and washers were replaced,” Mr Chandler said.
“Fort Hill Wharf takes in tourists from cruise ships all year round and the quality of the wharf we now have is up to standard.
“These upgrades were essential and I am proud to be the Infrastructure Minister in a government that delivers outcomes for Territorians.”
Member for Port Darwin John Elferink said stakeholders had voiced their concern about the condition of the wharf and it is great to see the fender pile repairs complete.
“Fort Hill Wharf sees sensitive Navy ships, cruise ships and large vessels moored each day and it is essential that both the ship and wharf are protected,” Mr Elferink said.
“The much needed upgrades will promote a longer life for the wharf and maintain the ability to berth vessels.
“The Country Liberals listen to the concerns of Territorians and as a government we do all that we can to ensure needs are met.
“This is one example of many commitments made in my electorate that I have seen complete, it is a great outcome for Port Darwin.”
Works were complete by Darwin company, P&C Maintenance Pty Ltd and included a total of fifteen workers, including two Indigenous employees.
The Fort Hill Wharf project was 100 per cent Northern Territory funded.
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