Upgrade for Geraldton Fishing Boat Harbour and more cruise ships on the way

Geraldton Guardian
Mid West Port Authority CEO Rochelle Macdonald.
Camera IconMid West Port Authority CEO Rochelle Macdonald. Credit: Tamra Carr

Mid West Ports Authority will upgrade the Fishing Boat Harbour, with work to be carried out in coming years as part of a port maximisation project.

In other port news, the authority will welcome 10 cruise ships to Geraldton in the next season, in a further boost to tourism.

“Cruise ships are the fastest growing tourism industry in the world and Mid West Ports is proud to be able to facilitate cruise ships into Geraldton Port,” authority chief executive officer Rochelle Macdonald said.

“Since the purchase of shore tension units in 2016, 100 per cent of scheduled cruise vessels have berthed in Geraldton.”

Dr Macdonald said cruise ships offered an exciting opportunity for diversification for small businesses in Geraldton and the Mid West.

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