$22 Million Marine Infrastructure State Government Package

20th August 2021
Port Augusta residents, boaties, tourists and business operators in the Upper Spencer Gulf are set to benefit from a $22 million package for new marine projects and maintenance in the Port Augusta region. $21 million will go towards the refurbishment of the wharf and the demolition of the great western bridge. $1 million will go towards a new swimming pontoon.

Mayor Brett Benbow stated, “We are ecstatic with this news from the State Government, the Elected Members and I know how much our community misses and utilised our Marine Infrastructure before it was closed off to the public due to deterioration.” “This package is not $ for $ matched, which we are really pleased about, and thankful for.”

John Banks the CEO of Port Augusta City Council stated “I am very grateful for the Marshall Government, Minister Dan van Holst Pellekaan and Minister Corey Wingard for understanding the importance of Port Augusta’s marine infrastructure to the people of Port Augusta. The rejuvenation of the cities marine infrastructure will provide many opportunities to promote and build upon the liveability and lifestyle of Port Augusta for years to come.”

This investment compliments the $20 million committed in the 2020/2021 State Budget for upgrades to boat ramps and jetties right across South Australia.

Further information about the upgrades and any community consultations will be advertised publicly.

For further information please contact Council’s Media and Communications Officer on (08) 86419100