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Local Manufacturing Boost from $14M Jetty Contract

The company contracted to deliver $14 million in upgrades at Hillarys and Fremantle has been installing the WA made jetties after local manufacturers geared up to supply major components often made overseas.

In May last year Wangara company Global Trade Sales won the two-year contract to design and construct five new jetties at Hillarys Boat Harbour and replace one jetty at Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour.

It is estimated up to 90 per cent of the contract value will be spent within Australia with the majority of this being local WA spend.

As a result of collaboration with local suppliers, the floating modules, fendering and aluminium frames for the new jetties will be 100 per cent manufactured in WA.The aluminium used will also be sourced from WA and other Australian mills.

At Hillarys, work is nearing completion on the construction of a realigned 3.5 metre-wide central floating walkway. This will provide continued penholder access while work is undertaken to demolish and replace jetties F,G,H and J with the WA-made, modern, low maintenance, floating infrastructure. The contract has also seen the replacement of Jetty 3 at Fremantle with the new locally made products.

The projects will see around 115 newly completed pens, sized between 10 and 22 metres, at two of the best locations in the metropolitan area.

“This is an excellent result for our marine construction and manufacturing sectors, showcasing strong collaboration and an ability to supply world-class products that can be used locally, and also marketed nationally and internationally.

“Projects like these demonstrate the success in delivering job opportunities and economic wealth for our State.

“Global Trade Sales has seen its own workforce nearly triple, growing from six to 17 since winning the contract, employing several specialised marine sector professionals and others, including graduates and an apprentice, to ensure skill sets are passed on to future generations.

“Similarly, the nearly 40 local subcontractors and suppliers engaged to complete the two projects will benefit, and in the case of the suppliers of the locally made jetty components they will have a new product to grow their business further.” Said Minister Assisting the Transport Minister David Michael:

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