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Tender open for bulk earthworks for Spoilbank Marina project

Sep 2, 2020

Image: Artist's impression of the Port Hedland Spoilbank Marina


The tender for bulk earthworks for the multi-million dollar Spoilbank Marina in Port Hedland has been released to the market.

The successful tenderer will be tasked with excavating the marina basin, selected breakwaters and revetments for this significant stage of the project. Works are expected to begin in January 2021.

Businesses can apply for the tender through the Tenders WA website (http://www.tenders.wa.gov.au). Registered tenderers will also receive notifications when other packages of works for the project are released.

In June, the State Government launched a Pilbara business register through the Pilbara Development Commission to allow local businesses to register their interest for this transformative community project.

A total of 98 businesses, including 87 which have an office based in the Pilbara, have expressed their interest.

Pilbara Ports Authority will lead the delivery of the construction of the Spoilbank Marina, working closely with its project partners, Department of Transport, DevelopmentWA, Pilbara Development Commission and the Town of Port Hedland.

Features of the Spoilbank Marina development include:

  • a four-lane boat ramp;
  • 21 boat-pen marina with capacity to expand to 80 pens in the future;
  • separate entrance channel to the main shipping channel;
  • trailer parking for up to 200 vehicles;
  • maintenance hardstand;
  • publicly accessible breakwaters with pedestrian path;
  • public recreation and event space and public amenities;
  • waterfront promenade to reflect the Yintha Kariyarra creation serpent story; and
  • public art and a cultural gathering space.

View the Spoilbank Marina Project page for more information.

Read the Ministerial statement here.

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