Cyclonic Wind Design

The Town of Port Hedland is located within one of the most severe cyclonic wind regions in Australia being Region D Terrain Category 2 and as such, all structures are required to be designed and certified by a practicing certified structural engineer in accordance the Building Code of Australia and Australian Standards.

Design wind speeds can be obtained from the Towns information sheet, the Building Code of Australia, the Australian Standards or by contacting the Towns Building Services on 9158 9391.

The following map is an extract from the Building Code of Australia which shows the locations of all wind regions within Australia.

Cyclonic Wind Design