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Hedland's Shipping Containers Don't Stack Up

Published: Friday, 12 April 2019 at 12:10:22 PM

Community members are reminded of the Town of Port Hedland’s Shipping and Sea Container policy, designed to ensure sea containers are safe in use and do not affect streetscape and neighbourhood amenity.

Port Hedland has a significant number of unauthorised shipping containers across town, posing both obstruction and safety risks to residents and business.

Mayor Camilo Blanco encouraged people to be mindful of the policy, understand its objectives and take action.

“Town Officers have identified a number of unauthorised shipping containers in Port and South Hedland, as well as Wedgefield.

“You may not be aware, but planning and building approvals are required to be obtained prior to locating a shipping or sea container on your property.

“As a Local Government, we need to make sure sea containers are compliant and tied down during severe weather events, such as Cyclone Veronica.

“At the end of the day, it’s about ensuring everyone’s safety and making sure the same rules apply to everyone.

“There are variances in how business and residential properties are permitted to use containers. Residents can only have one on their property where it meets policy provisions relating to use, location on the property and appearance.

“If you would like to know more on how to ensure your sea container is approved, please contact the Town’s Planning and Development team on 9158 9300."

Click here to view a copy of the Town’s Shipping and / or Sea Container Policy 12/007.

For media information:
Laura Hawes
Manager Marketing Communication and Events
(08) 9158 9365 | lhawes@porthedland.wa.gov.au

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