Local dredging and civil construction company Hall Contracting has been awarded a major contract to construct a rock wall as part of the Port of Townsville’s $193 million Channel Upgrade Project.
Hall Contracting General Manager – Civil Daniel Grey said he was thrilled to be expanding the company’s footprint in North Queensland and contributing to such a significant project.
“The project marks the largest upgrade undertaken in the port’s 156-year history and will see the existing shipping channel widened in the coming years,” Mr Grey said.
“Our role involves constructing a 2.2km rock wall, which will form a protective bund around a 62-hectare reclamation area at the eastern end of the port.”
Mr Grey said the business would employ a workforce of 21 people as part of the works.
“As a Queensland-based company, we’re proud to generate employment opportunities in our home state and support local businesses wherever we can,” he said.
“We have already appointed a new project manager and are currently in the process of recruiting numerous plant operators.”
Hall Contracting has undertaken a number of projects in North Queensland and Far North Queensland in recent years, including widening the Trinity Inlet shipping channel in Cairns and conducting maintenance dredging in Townsville’s Ross River.
Construction of the rock wall is scheduled to commence this month and conclude in February 2021.
To find out more about Hall Contracting, please visit www.hallcontracting.com.au.