Milestone for Marine Service Area
The Marine Service Area (MSA) has reached an important milestone with a development application for the project’s first stage currently on public exhibition.
The MSA will provide purpose built industrial land adjacent to the NT Government's proposed $100M heavy Ship Lift facility at East Arm. The Ship Lift will enable the maintenance and servicing of vessels from Defence, Australian Border Force, oil and gas and other marine sectors.
Part of the Land Development Corporation's Marine Industry Park, the MSA will facilitate the clustering of services including large ship maintenance and marine infrastructure fabrication, barge and marine logistics activities in addition to smaller supporting businesses associated with the Ship Lift and the broader marine industry.
With easy access from Berrimah Road, Stage 1 of the MSA will provide five large lots between 14,000m2 and 30,000m2 to accommodate large vessel servicing workshops and a potential strata titled site for supporting marine related activities.
Stage 2 is also planned to accommodate smaller marine industry contractors with nine lots ranging from 3,000m2 to 7,000m2. Potential tenants of Stage 2 include radio/radar and marine electronics repairs, marine electrics, small engine repairs, metal and fibreglass vessel hull repairers, ships chandlery, small parts manufacturing and repair workshops and a myriad of others. There is also the opportunity to accommodate a dedicated NT marine skills training centre.
The Territory Government is expected to make a decision on the Ship Lift facility late in 2018 following the outcomes of the front end engineering design process. Development approval will ensure that the MSA will be “development ready” with detailed design to occur before the end of 2018. Construction of the MSA could potentially commence in the 2019 Dry Season.
Public exhibition of the MSA's development application will close on 7 September.
To find out more information about the development of the Marine Service Area, contact Project Director, Paul Schneider on 08 8944 0900.