Project QuayLink goes from strength to strength

A new wharf for Spirit of Tasmania at the Port of Devonport is well underway in preparation for the larger vessels.

After the arrival of the first precast headstock at site in September, the $240 million Project QuayLink investment at East Devonport has reached another milestone this week.

The first of 148 precast planks positioned at site to form the base layer of new wharf infrastructure for Spirit of Tasmania.

The precast planks and headstocks will form the northern approach bridge for the new Spirit of Tasmania vessels, providing access onto the new wharf.

Through the Hazell Bros Group and Brady Marine & Civil joint venture, the wharf infrastructure has been constructed to cater for the new, larger, Spirit of Tasmania vessels, commissioned to arrive in Tasmania in 2024.

The construction of the new terminal for Spirit of Tasmania will further future-proof the Port of Devonport as a tourism gateway, with an additional 160,000 passengers expected to visit the region each year.

Project QuayLink upgrades are expected to increase freight capacity of Bass Strait freight by 40% when the upgraded Port of Devonport opens in 2027.

As the project team continue to construct the new wharf infrastructure, TasPorts will progressively hand over the newly developed port space to Spirit of Tasmania to commence its construction.