18 Jul 2018

North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation (NQBP) is planning for refurbishment works at Evans Landing Wharf, Port of Weipa.

The works, being undertaken on behalf of Rio Tinto, will include replacing the wharf deck.

NQBP Acting Chief Executive Officer Mr Brendan Webb said the tender process is complete and a project start date is being finalised.

“Queensland-based Wisely Group is the appointed contractor,” Mr Webb said.

“We expect the works will begin on Friday, 3 August 2018 and take about three months to complete.”

During the works, public access to the Evans Landing Wharf and the nearby parking area will be restricted to ensure public safety.

“NQBP is working with Rio Tinto and operational users of the wharf to minimise disruption to business,” Mr Webb said.

“We recognise that Evans Landing Wharf is used by the Weipa community as a recreational facility as well as being an operational asset for the Port of Weipa.

“We will keep the Weipa community informed as the project progresses.”

For further details visit our project page or stay up-to-date on social media as the project progresses.

ENDS

North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation contact:
Emilie Pershouse | Regional Stakeholder and Engagement Advisor
07 4969 0773 | epershouse@nqbp.com.au