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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


Port Hedland Spoilbank Marina Project, Western Australia

Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 2019/8520

The following notice is published pursuant to Section 95B(2) of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act).

The Department of Transport (DoT) is proposing to construct the Port Hedland Spoilbank Marina project. The project is located within the Town of Port Hedland, Pilbara, Western Australia.

The project has been determined to be a controlled action under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) and will be assessed through preliminary documentation. The controlling provisions under Part 3 of the EPBC Act are listed threatened species and communities (section 18 and 18A) and listed migratory species (sections 20 and 20A).

In accordance with Section 95A(3) of the EPBC Act, preliminary documentation related to the proposed action was available for viewing and comment for ten business days following advertisement from 23 November 2020 to 04 December 2020. One public submission was received on the preliminary documentation

In accordance with Section 95B(2) of the EPBC Act, the original EPBC referral document and the amended preliminary documentation incorporating the public submission and DoTís response, is available for information only, at the following locations, for 10 business days following advertisement from 18 December 2020 to 5 January 2021:

  • 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

Alternatively electronic copies can be downloaded via the links below.


  • Jason Bradford
    Senior Planning Project Officer
    Department of Transport
    5 Newman Court, Fremantle, WA 6160
    Phone: +61 8 9435 7563

If you require assistance accessing this documentation or require it another format, please contact Jason Bradford. 

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


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