Full project details
In an alliance arrangement with Port of Townsville Limited, Laing O’Rourke delivered a commercial and industrial marina at the mouth of Queensland’s Ross River. The project employed 400 people over the various stages of construction and will deliver 500 long-term jobs in marine industries.
The Townsville Marine Precinct project provided a marine facility of almost 20 hectares, which will be used for a range of commercial, industrial and recreational purposes. Located on the seabed adjacent to the Ross River, the project addresses the ongoing and increasing demand for marine facilities in the region. It is also the first time Port of Townsville Limited has entered into an alliance contract to deliver infrastructure of this scale.
The project involved constructing harbour walls, wharves, jetties, lift-out facilities, permanent buildings and associated service infrastructure for commercial fishing vessels, vessel repair and construction, marine fabrication and other marine activities. The scope of works also included dredging and land reclamation.
The sheltered, purpose-built precinct enables the co-location of similar marine-dependent industries and public facilities that are currently spread around Ross River and South Townsville. It also signifies a major win for the environment, with old sites along the river being rehabilitated, industries relocated to a dedicated facility based on environmental best practice, and vital marine and bird habitats protected.