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Spirit of Tasmania moving to Geelong

15th November, 2021

The iconic Spirit of Tasmania terminal is moving to Geelong in 2022. GeelongPort awarded Kane the $19 million Design & Construct contract in November 2021.

The development covers approximately 12 hectares and will be the passenger and freight terminal for future Spirit of Tasmania operations commencing in spring 2022.

Spirit of Tasmania has chosen the site to meet its future growth plans for passenger and freight services between the mainland and Tasmania.

The site will provide a new and improved terminal, resulting in overall efficiency in vessel operation, turn-around times and customer experience.

Kane is working alongside two building contractors to deliver the $135 million (TPC) state-of-the-art passenger and freight terminal precinct. Kane is delivering the passenger terminal building.

Once complete, the facility will include a world-first three-level boarding ramp for cars, caravans and trucks to board simultaneously, an impressive terminal building providing improved amenity for passengers and staff, and the establishment of a boarding area that includes marshalling for 600 cars and separate parking area for 150 semi-trailers.

GeelongPort CEO Brett Winter said, “We are very excited to be reaching this major milestone with the appointment of these experienced contractors who have also delivered some iconic projects across the region over the years. I am also proud to say that we have been working with them to ensure the project provides value to our region throughout construction with a large portion of goods and services being sourced through local businesses.”

Kane Constructions Project Director Sam Birdseye said, “Kane has a strong presence in Geelong. We have over 30 years of experience in the region and have delivered over 100 projects. Kane is thrilled to be partnering with GeelongPort, APP, Brand Architects, Select Architects, and the extended consultant team to deliver this landmark project. Spirit of Tasmania’s move to Geelong is exciting. The project will have a positive impact on the local economy, and will strengthen Geelong’s tourism and freight infrastructure capacity.”

The project will be completed prior to Spring 2022.

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