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Nov 4, 2019

Port Hedland residents examine the draft Masterplan for the new marina and waterfront development at a Community Open Day on 2 November 2019.

A draft Masterplan to revitalise Port Hedland through construction of the McGowan Government's $94 million Spoilbank Marina and waterfront redevelopment has been released for public comment.

Reflecting significant stakeholder and community input at workshops held during September 2019, the Masterplan incorporates both land and ocean-side development, including:

  • A marina waterbody and associated infrastructure with initial capacity for 45 boat pens and 80 pens in the long-term;
  • A four-lane boat ramp;
  • Up to 200 trailer parking bays and additional provision for general car parking;
  • Dry dock area for commercial vessels;
  • Publicly-accessible breakwaters and a jetty platform;
  • Recreation and event spaces, including provision for temporary 'pop-ups' accommodating food and beverage outlets;
  • Shared sports club opportunity; and
  • Public waterfront promenade.

Hedland community members can view the Masterplan at today's open day from 11am-3pm at the Gratwick Hall, Civic Centre in Port Hedland where Pilbara MLA Kevin Michel and representatives from Pilbara Development Commission, Development WA, consultants Taylor Burrell Barnett Planning and the Town of Port Hedland will be on hand to take community feedback.

The Masterplan is available to view and make comment at

The public comment period is scheduled to close on Monday 11 November 2019.

Read the Minister for Regional Development's full statement here.


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