Former South Australian Premier and widely respected farming advocate Rob Kerin has been appointed Project Chair of the proposed $250 million Cape Hardy port project (Stage 1) on Eyre Peninsula.

Mr Kerin’s appointment coincides with the launch of a new name for the joint venture – Portalis. As the name given to Cape Hardy by French navigator Nicolas Baudin in 1802 (Cap Portalis), Portalis pays homage to a key aspect of the region’s rich history, which has long included a vision of Cape Hardy as the preferred site for export port facilities on the Eyre Peninsula.

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The full media release can be viewed here, Portalis Chair Announcement, 7 December 2020