New facilities open at Kwinana Bulk Terminal
New workshop space, offices and amenities have officially been opened at the Kwinana Bulk Terminal to further support WA’s expanding bulk trades.
Ports Minister Alannah MacTiernan last week opened the new $3.9million facilities, which replace the decades-old, outmoded buildings formally used by more than 100 port staff.
The new complex is part of Fremantle Ports’ broader planning work to maximise the potential of Kwinana Bulk Terminal and 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 KBT 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 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.
Ports Minister Alannah MacTiernan said providing strong and responsive bulk port infrastructure for businesses located at the Kwinana Industrial Area was vital.
“Kwinana industrial area was a critical driver for the State’s economy,” she said.
“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 are 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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