Stanley recreational pontoon officially opened

The official opening of the $1.5 million Stanley recreational pontoon has delivered a positive result for Stanley and the communities of the North West Coast.


13 February 2023

TasPorts CEO, Anthony Donald said the pontoon project was the largest investment by TasPorts at the Port of Stanley since TasPorts’ amalgamation in 2006.

The facility consists of an access gangway leading to a combination of pontoons, supported by steel piles designed to accommodate four vessels up to 15 metres and 15 tonnes displacement. The construction of the floating pontoon required the remediation of about 50 metres of sheet pile wall in Fishermans Dock.

“The project was ably led by Tasmanian engineering business BridgePro, our principal contractor and was completed just before Christmas last year so we could provide for the safe, local use of the facilities in time for the festive break,” he said.

Mr Donald said the successful delivery of the pontoon project was a clear demonstration of TasPorts’ ongoing commitment to the Port of Stanley and port users.

“We do also manage a number of other important facilities in the port,” he said.

“And we continue to work closely with all our stakeholders – business, industry and local government – on the future of those assets.”

Mr Donald said TasPorts was proud of the role it plays in facilitating freight and logistics solutions for the benefit of the entire state.

“We are just as proud of the role we play at a community level,” he said.

“Today’s official opening of the recreational pontoon at Stanley is a perfect example of this.”