Spirit Tasmania Terminal
Spirit of Tasmania has relocated its Victorian operations from Station Pier, Port Melbourne to Corio Quay, north of Geelong to provide an improved experience for the 450,000 passengers who travel annually and support the long-term operations of this highly valued service.
Geelong Port partnered with Spirit of Tasmania to develop a dedicated passenger and freight terminal for Spirit of Tasmania’s vessels.
The new site located within Geelong Port’s Corio Quay precinct includes a passenger terminal building, a vehicle marshalling area for 600 cars, a parking area for 150 semi trailers, crew accommodation, a café and a children’s play area. The Spirit of Tasmania – Passenger Terminal Building is located at Corio Quay Road, North Geelong. The development covers approximately 12 hectares and is now the marine and passenger terminal for Spirit of Tasmania operations.
Spirit of Tasmania chose the site to meet its future growth plans for passenger and freight services between the mainland and Tasmania. The site provides a new and improved terminal, resulting in overall efficiency in vessel operation, turn-around times and customer experience.
The facility includes 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.
CAG Key Deliverables
Classic Architectural Group supplied and installed tactiles at the project.
The new 12-hectare terminal is fitted with;
- Cutting-edge technology and exceptional facilities for an enhanced travel experience, including easy access and ample parking, undercover areas for vehicles, seamless boarding and security processes, and comfortable passenger lounge with a café and children’s play area.
- Designed with longevity in mind, the innovative three-level access ramp will service both Spirit of Tasmania’s existing ships and two larger vessels due to arrive in 2024.
- Projections indicating the move will increase tourism expenditure in Geelong by $57.3 million, and in Victoria by $174.1 million before 2030.
- The precinct features culturally significant artwork and themes co-designed with the Wadawarrung Traditional Owners Group.
Supplied and Installed
- Classic Tredfx PT30
- Classic Tredfx Fastile PT30A
- Classic Tredfx SH60N
- Classic Tredfx SH10N
- Classic Tredfx SH10N-B
- Classic Tredfx DKR104