Regional Development Australia Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula have received over 30 expressions of interest from Eyre Peninsula and across the world to be a part of the proposed Cape Hardy port.
“Expressions of preliminary interest are now closed and strong interest has been received from the grain industry, port operators, construction companies and mineral exporters” said RDAWEP’s CEO Dion Dorward.
The proposed port at Cape Hardy is an exciting opportunity for South Australia. Regional Development Australia Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula (RDAWEP) and Iron Road are attracting parties that are not only interested in using the proposed facilities for import/export opportunities but also service providers essential to general port operations.
IRON Road’s $US1.28 billion plan to build a heavy rail network and deep water port on the Eyre Peninsula has been named as one of the top infrastructure priorities for the nation.
The cape-size port, the only one of its kind in South Australia, will unlock value and options that are currently unavailable to local growers as the port will be able to export grain as well as iron ore.
Japanese trading giant Sumitomo will work with Iron Road in the development of the $500 million port that will bring competition to South Australia’s grain-handling industry.
Image: Artist’s impression of proposed Cape Hardy Port