Port Hedland Spoilbank Marina
The concept for the new Port Hedland Spoilbank Marina was released in October 2018.
The Department of Transport (DoT) is progressing the design of the marina which will include a four-lane boat ramp, two breakwaters and internal revetment walls and a separate access channel to exit into deeper water, plus long-term capacity up to 80 boat pens.
In addition to the marina there will also be public open recreational space and improved public access, parking, toilet facilities and areas for pop-up stalls.
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The Port Hedland Spoilbank Marina project gained momentum in October 2017 when the Spoilbank Boating Facilities Taskforce was established.
Membership of the Taskforce included the Pilbara Development Commission, the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, LandCorp and the Department of Transport.
Two concept plans were developed, with preference being given to the design which included a separate channel from the main Port Hedland shipping channel.
On 15 October 2018, Cabinet approved the concept and endorsed the Department of Transport progressing the project to the detailed design phase.
A range of work will be undertaken to progress the design of the marina:
- Collection and review of data and studies
- Coastal process investigations (including modelling)
- Boating demand assessment for pens and boat launching ramp
- Technical investigations and studies
Invitation for public comment
The Port Hedland Spoilbank Marina project has been determined to be a controlled action under the Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Act 1999 (EPBC Act) and will be assessed through Preliminary Documentation. The project is located within the Town of Port Hedland, Pilbara, Western Australia.
In accordance with Section 95A(3) of the EPBC Act, the Department of Transport has made Preliminary Documentation related to the proposed action available for viewing and comment.
Preliminary documentation is available in hard copy at the below locations:
- Town of Port Hedland
13 McGregor St Port Hedland WA 6721
- Port Hedland Library
Port Boulevard, Anderson St, Port Hedland 6721
- South Hedland Public Library
Leake St, South Hedland WA 6722
Electronic copies can be downloaded via the links below.
Comments are to be received by COB Friday 4 December 2020 and addressed to:
- Name – Jason Bradford
Position – Senior Planning Project Officer
Department of Transport
5 Newman Court, Fremantle, WA 6160
Phone: +61 8 9435 7563
Persons with special needs (i.e. for whom English is a second language or who have a vision impairment) may contact Jason Bradford via the details above for assistance in accessing the documentation.
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