Portside pop-ups project

The Town and BHP are committed to the long term viability of the West End District. BHP is investing $630,000 to install two up-cycled shipping containers on the Marapikurrinya Park site, which will be used for pop-up markets, cafes and small business trading. 

The project will contribute to reinvigorating the West End district through increased opportunities to trade, socialise and entertain. It is intended that these opportunities will contribute to the economic recovery of local businesses following COVID-19 restrictions.

The idea to install permanent structures at the site stemmed from the success of the Town's Sunset Food Markets series.

To ensure community views are taken into consideration, two community surveys are now live.

Click here to complete the survey specific to food vendors Click here to complete the survey for the Hedland community as a whole

Strategic considerations

Click here to access the Town's Strategic Community Plan 2018-2028

  • 1.b.4 Regular opportunities for the broad community to have input into the Town of Port Hedland plans and programs and provided for transparency, accountability and two-way interaction
  • 1.c.4 Partnerships with industry and government to support events and activities are enhanced
  • 1.d.2 Facilities and community infrastructure are revitalised across the Town
  • 2.a.3 Innovation is encouraged to enhance the diversity of employment opportunities
  • 2.c.2 Opportunities for social enterprise, innovators, and small and medium sized businesses are identified, and strategies to attract and support them are implemented
  • 3.b.4 Innovation and resilience of the built form are encouraged, assessed and implemented
  • 4.c.2 Community members, business and tourists are engaged to provide feedback about local facilities and services
  • 4.c.3 Innovative marketing to attract amenity usage is implemented 

Click here to access the printable poster