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Port Hedland Spoilbank Marina New marina project

Port Hedland


  • Coastal

    Project type
  • $187.5 million

    Total budget
  • Under Construction

    Project phase
  • 221

    Jobs supported
  • Mid 2021

    Start date

    Late 2024

    End date

The delivery of the $187.5 million Spoilbank Marina project will create a vibrant new amenity for the Hedland community and visitors to enjoy. It will alleviate demand on existing boat launching facilities and improve access and safety for recreational boaters.

Features include:

  • A four-lane boat ramp;
  • Boat pens
  • Separate entrance channel to the main shipping channel;
  • Trailer parking for vehicles;
  • Maintenance hardstand;
  • Publicly accessible breakwaters with pedestrian path;
  • Public recreation and event space and public amenities;
  • Waterfront promenade; and
  • Public art and a cultural gathering space.

The project is managed and delivered by Pilbara Ports, in collaboration with the Department of TransportDevelopmentWAPilbara Development CommissionBHP and the Town of Port Hedland. It is funded by the State Government, Town of Port Hedland and BHP. 

The marina boat ramps opened in early-2024, with final completion of remaining marine and landside areas expected during the year.


  • A new recreational marina and foreshore development that will transform Port Hedland’s West End into a cultural and social hub
  • Much needed public amenities and facilities that aim to improve the lifestyle of residents and increase visitation to the town’s waterfront
  • Double the number of boat ramps in Port Hedland and safer access to deep water for boat users
  • New vehicle and trailer parking, toilet and change room facilities, jetty platform and public open spaces with shade structures
  • Formalisation of the main entry road providing improved public access
  • Waterfront promenade to reflect the Yintha Kariyarra creation serpent story

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