WA shipping base gets government cash

October 10, 2017

Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility has approved a loan for a $16.8m shipping base at Onslow.

The Turnbull government's Northern Australia infrastructure facility has agreed to issue its first loan but the support still needs Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce's tick of approval.

The fund's board this week approved a $16.8 million 10-year concessional loan for a shipping base at Onslow, in WA's Pilbara region, which will service the oil and gas industry.

Mr Joyce, as the minister overseeing the fund, now has 21 days to sign off on the loan, which also needs the WA government's approval.

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