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Defence Infrastructure Division

Point Wilson Waterside Infrastructure Remediation (PWWIR) Project

Project Scope

The objective of this project is to remediate the Point Wilson Explosives Area (PWEA) waterside infrastructure in order to enable the recommencement of bulk EO importation operations at the PWEA.

The structure is at the end of its service life and requires an upgrade to improve the safety of operations and functionality.

The proposed works include:

  • A new wharf and link structure
  • Refurbished jetty piles and new jetty deck
  • Refurbished and new mooring and berthing infrastructure
  • Upgrade and replacement of the support infrastructure involving electrical, communications, hydraulics and fire services.

Due to the isolated location and restricted nature of PWEA the works will have minimal impact on the local community.

Subject to Government and Parliamentary approval, construction is expected to start in late 2018, with the intention for the facility to be operational in 2021.