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Halfway mark for hub construction

Published on Monday, 19 December 2022 at 10:00:37 AM

Construction of Port Hedland’s impressive new sports and community hub has hit the halfway mark with iconic artwork panels installed in December. 

The $19.5 million project involves developing a community hub to provide a central base for key community groups within a flexible and multi-functional building.

The current project, the first stage of a longer-term redevelopment of the precinct, involves the community centre development encompassing two large function spaces, a large community space, two commercial grade kitchens as well as refurbishment of horse stables and civil works to develop carparking.

The community centre is also designed to be Port Hedland’s primary evacuation and relief centre during cyclones and other emergency situations. 

The project also includes a public artwork developed by artists Pavel Perina and George Domahidy. The duo have collaborated on numerous public artworks, including sculptures in Perth and Geraldton and the public art installation at the Red Earth Arts precinct in Karratha. 

The artwork designed for the Port Hedland Sports and Community Hub draws on Port Hedland’s iconic port and landscape, which is represented in the artwork through multiple layers of concrete patterning.

The artwork will also include programmable LED lights to create dynamic colour changing lighting shows. The concrete artwork panels were installed in December as the project marked 50 per cent completion.

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