Initial construction work for the port access corridor project has started with the installation of temporary fences and the removal of vegetation along Harbour Road.
John Holland project manager Matthew Dinnison said bulk earthworks, service relocations and delivery of construction machinery, equipment and materials in preparation for major works would start to ramp up over the coming months.
Over the past couple of months John Holland’s design team has been working closely with Main Roads WA to refine key design components of the project, including small changes to the rail geometry.
Mr Dinnison said the enhancements had resulted in a min- or delay to the start of construction.
“John Holland is aware that local businesses and community members are looking forward to the project commencing, but we believe the changes to the design significantly improve project outcomes,” Mr Dinnison said.
“These design enhancements improve the rail and road access to the port and will benefit the Esperance community in the long term.”