$1bn Port Botany expansion reaches milestone

Port Botany expansion continues, as the $1 billion project reaches a construction milestone

October 27, 2009

The expansion of the new container facility at Port Botany has reached a "significant" phase after concrete counter forts for the new third containers 1850 metre wharf were laid.

New South Wales Ports Minister Joe Tripodi says more than 200, 20 metre-high concrete sectors were being constructed on site before being taken by barge and lowered into place in Botany Bay.

The Port Botany expansion is a $1 billion dollar economic investment and one of the most extensive port infrastructures projects in Australia.

Once completed, Tripodi says the new terminal will provide extensive benefits to the State's economy.

"It’s estimated once [the facility] fully operational, the expanded capacity will boost the state’s economy by $16 billion over the next 20 years and deliver some 9000 new jobs," he says.

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