The Cullen Bay ferry terminal is to get a makeover worth almost $500 000.
Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics Minister, Nicole Manison, said Territory company Asbuild had won the contract to refurbish the ferry terminal, built in 1993.
Work on the project begins next week.
“Locals and tourists alike will appreciate the improved terminal building and facilities, which are expected to be completed by April, weather permitting,” she said.
“I’m delighted the project has gone to a Territory company and this will mean jobs for 19 workers.
“Along with the refurbishment and updating of the terminal, works will improve the operation of the ticketing office, as well repair corrosion and ensure compliance with current standards,” Ms Manison said.
While the works are underway, every effort will be made to minimise disruption to people and businesses in the area, with appropriate signage in place prior to the works commencing, advising of any short-term changes to parking or public transport.
Ms Manison said the works are an important part of creating a vibrant CBD and supporting local businesses.
“As well as a residential suburb, Cullen Bay is a hub for outdoor dining and cafes, and the starting point for harbour cruises, and ferry trips to Mandorah and Tiwi Islands,” she said.
“Enhancing the ferry terminal and creating a more user-friendly, efficient ticket office will improve outcomes for tourists and commuters alike.”
Additional works happening in the Cullen Bay area in coming months include dredging of the inlet to improve access and a study to investigate improved car parking options for Cullen Bay.
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