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The call for expressions of interest in the Port Hedland Spoilbank Marina project has now closed. All tenders relating to the project will be advertised on Tenders WA.



Port Hedland Spoilbank Marina

The $121.5 million Port Hedland Spoilbank Marina project aims to transform Port Hedland’s waterfront into an attractive and popular destination for locals and visitors. Featuring boat pens and a four-lane boat ramp, the marina will provide boaties with safer access to deep water, a sheltered area to moor their vessels, and ample vehicle and trailer parking.

The marina will be supported by a multi-million-dollar foreshore development, aiming to create a vibrant space for people, young and old, to enjoy the iconic waterfront location. This will include a waterside promenade, grassed areas for picnics and events, amenities block, landscaped gardens and public art.

The Port Hedland Spoilbank Marina is funded by the State Government through the Pilbara Development Commission and the Town of Port Hedland. The project design has been led by an inter-agency Taskforce comprised of the Pilbara Development Commission, Department of Transport, Pilbara Ports Authority, Town of Port Hedland, DevelopmentWA and Department of Treasury.

Take a look at the final project design.

Features of the Spoilbank Marina project 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;
  • Public fishing jetty;
  • Water feature;
  • Shade structures at swimming beach;
  • Waterfront promenade to reflect the Yintha Kariyarra creation serpent story; and
  • Public art and a cultural gathering space.

Local business opportunities

A key focus of the Port Hedland Spoilbank Marina project is to provide employment and business opportunities for local workers and businesses in Port Hedland and the wider Pilbara region. The $121.5 million project is expected to create more than 200 direct jobs during construction.

The online register for expressions of interest in the Port Hedland Spoilbank Marina Project closed on 24 July 2020. All tenders relating to the project will be advertised on Tenders WA.

For more information contact Principal Local Content Advisor Corina Docking via email on Corina.Docking@pdc.wa.gov.au or via telephone on T 6551 7503 / M 0436 443 813.

Project benefits

  • Provides sheltered anchorage and meets current and future demand for boat pens;
  • Doubles the current number of boat ramps, alleviating demand on existing boat launching facilities;
  • Provides vessels with safer access to deep water;
  • Improves social and recreational community amenities;
  • Supports the future of the West End as a vibrant, historic arts and cultural hub; and
  • Delivers the first stage of Marina and Waterfront Masterplan to attract and retain residents and build a vibrant community offering a fantastic lifestyle.

The Marina and Waterfront Masterplan

The Port Hedland Spoilbank Marina project provides the foundation infrastructure for the Waterfront Masterplan, which was developed in 2019 by the Town of Port Hedland following extensive community consultation. The Masterplan has been prepared to capture the future aspirational vision for the development of the Spoilbank Marina precinct.
To view the Port Hedland Marina and Waterfront Masterplan visit the Town of Port Hedland website.


Project milestones

  • June 2020 - Detailed design scheduled for completion
  • April 2020 - WA Environmental Protection Authority determines project does not warrant formal assessment by the EPA
  • December 2019 - Port Hedland Marina and Waterfront Masterplan complete endorsed by Town of Port Hedland Commissioner
  • August 2019 - Community consultation for Waterfront Masterplan
  • July 2019 - Spoilbank Community Reference Group established
  • June 2019 - EOI open for boat pens
  • November 2018 - Detailed design phase commences
  • August 2018 - Preliminary project design completed
  • October 2018 - State Government approves revised project scope
  • August 2018 - Preliminary project design completed

Latest news

2 September 2020 - Tender open for bulk earthworks for Spoilbank Marina project

12 June 2020 - Registrations open for Pilbara businesses to work on Spoilbank Marina

10 June 2020 - Design complete and construction schedule set for Spoilbank Marina

2 November 2019 – Port Hedland marina and waterfront Masterplan released

25 September 2019 – Site investigations begin for Spoilbank Marina

7 August 2019 – Spoilbank Marina design expanded to include four-lane boat ramp

7 June 2019 – Call to register interest for Spoilbank Marina boat pens

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