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Port Hedland Spoilbank Marina

The Department of Transport is working closely with Pilbara Ports Authority, Development WA, Pilbara Development Commission and Town of Port Hedland to develop the Spoilbank Marina.

  Project overview

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.

PROJ_P_Port_Hedland_marina_concept.pdf icon Port Hedland Spoilbank Marina concept Kb

  Project status

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.

PROJ_P_Spoilbank_Marina_proposal_preliminary_documentation.pdf icon Port Hedland Spoilbank Marina project preliminary documentation EPBC REF: 2019/8520 Kb
PROJ_P_EPBC_Submission_4418_Port_Hedland_Spoilbank_Marina_Proposal.pdf icon Port Hedland Spoilbank Marina proposal - EPBC submission #4418 Kb
PROJ_P_EPBC_Submission_4418_attachments_referral_details.pdf icon Submission #4418 attachments Kb
PROJ_P_Marine_Fauna_Review_2019-8520_Referral_ATT6.pdf icon RPS marine fauna review Kb
PROJ_P_RPS_Water_quality_report_2019_8520_referral_PH_marina.pdf icon RPS Water quality report Kb

  CIBU contact

Contact   Telephone Email
Project Manager (08) 9435 7563 Email

  Project documents

PROJ_P_Port_Hedland_marina_concept.pdf icon Port Hedland Spoilbank Marina concept Kb


Page last updated: Thu Nov 19 2020 10:18:00 AM