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Designs finalised for $121.5M Port Hedland Spoilbank Marina project

Early works and the tender process are set to begin within months on the WA Government’s $121.5 million Port Hedland Spoilbank Marina project.

Early works and tendering are set to begin within months on the Western Australian Government’s $121.5 million Port Hedland Spoilbank Marina project.

A request for proposals to complete marine works will be advertised in late July with final tenders to be awarded in October.

Site mobilisation and early works are scheduled to begin in October, with around 221 direct jobs expected to be created during the two-year build.

Designs for the project have been finalised following extensive consultation with the local community and Marapikurrinya Kariyarra Traditional Owners. The final design has been expanded to include construction of a public fishing jetty, water feature and shaded swimming beach node.

Features of the development include a four-lane boat ramp, a 21 boat-pen marina with the capacity to expand to 80 pens in the future, a separate entrance channel to the main shipping channel and trailer parking for up to 200 vehicles.

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The project will also see the construction of a maintenance hardstand, publicly accessible breakwaters, public recreation and amenities.

It will also include a waterfront promenade to reflect the Yintha Kariyarra creation serpent story along with a cultural gathering space.

WA Premier Mark McGowan said the State Government was delivering a key election commitment for the Hedland community.

“This will be a transformative project for Hedland, creating a stunning new waterfront development for the community and driving more than 200 local jobs during construction.”

Regional Development Minister Alannah MacTiernan said the Spoilbank Marina has been talked about for more than 20 years.

“The Spoilbank Marina will significantly improve access and safety for boaties in Hedland while also creating a fantastic new amenity for a town that makes a massive contribution to WA’s economy,” MacTiernan said.

“The project will drive transformational change in Port Hedland as part of our commitment to revitalising Port Hedland’s West End into a commercial, cultural and recreational hub.”

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