New wharf taking shape

QuayLink wharf works in Port of Devonport continue at pace with fabrication of all precast elements now complete and the first concrete pour for the new wharf deck also having taken place.


26 March 2024

The new wharf at East Devonport is coming together with hundreds of precast elements now produced and being fitted together.

Tasmanian businesses Hazell Brothers/VEC and TasSpan are producing all of the pre-cast elements in their Ulverstone, Latrobe and Brighton facilities.

The precast elements comprise:

  • 116 deck planks;
  • 28 headstocks;
  • 24 edge beams;
  • 7 fender blocks; and
  • 5 plinths for the Automated Mooring Units.

After the headstocks have been lowered onto the steel piles, and filled with concrete, the process of installing precast deck planks to the headstocks takes place.

Fabrication of the support steelwork for the sheet pile wall has also been completed. The sheet pile wall is being installed at the existing Berth 3E to act as scour protection from the ships’ thrusters.

QuayLink is a $240 million, once-in-a-generation development designed to future-proof Devonport as a tourism and freight gateway for the next 50 years. The upgrades will increase freight capacity by 40 per cent when the upgrades are complete in 2027. When complete an additional 160,000 people will enter Devonport each year adding an expected $200 million in tourism expenditure across the State.

Around 110 Tasmanian businesses have been contracted through the QuayLink works including local expertise in crane hire, electrical, diving reinforcing, surveying, marine, civil contractors, welding, earth moving, plumbing and waste management to name a few. The total local spend since construction commenced is approximately $80 million.

Quay Link Concrete Pour 2024 3
Quay Link Concrete Pour 2024 2

For more information contact or visit the Project QuayLink website.