Invest in Hedland

Last updated: 8 September 2020

In 2020/21, the Town will embark on an ambitious plan to deliver a number of strategic projects, supported by an unprecedented capital works budget of $78 million. 

These projects aim to deliver a wide range of benefits to our community, improve service delivery, support the local economy and drive efficiencies.

With these projects expected to be delivered on time and on budget, the Town believes the time is right to examine further opportunities

The development of this Invest in Hedland Prospectus provides an overview of the investment-ready opportunities available for industry to support pro-active management of growth in our town.

We believe the time is right for major investment in our region. We are seeking investment partners, including State and Federal Government, to help deliver a series of key projects that will improve the community's lifestyle, develop existing Council assets for the long term future and create long term opportunities for local business. 

Local businesses employ locals, have local families and live locally, and the Town is committed to exploring options that will further support them and drive the economy.

We welcome you to review what we have to offer and invite you to contact us to discuss how you can be part of an exciting future for Hedland.

Click below to access the Invest in Hedland Prospectus:

Project Overviews

SOUTH HEDLAND INTEGRATED SPORTS HUB (SHISH)

The SHISH project seeks to rectify numerous functional deficiencies with the current site, as well as introducing new and exciting amenity to significantly enhance livability. SHISH includes Wanangkura stadium, Kevin Scott Oval, Faye Gladstone Netball Complax and the Marie Marland Reserve.

Desired commencement This project has commenced
Suggest project time frame 2019-2027
Total cost $97 million
Proposed funding arrangement The Town of Port Hedland would like to partner with the Australian and WA Governments, and industry, to deliver this project. We are open to funding collaborations across the below project packages.

Project Packages

Stage 1 Multi Use Pavilion

2019-2022 | $11 million

Stage 2 New Sports Field

2020-2022 | $10 million

Stage 3 Wanangkura Upgrade and Extension

2020-2024 | $58 million

Stage 4 Dog Park

2019-2022 | $700,000

Stage 5 Regional Adventure Playground

2023-2025 | $5.5 million

Stage 6 Marie Marland Reserve Extension


2023-2027

$12 million


JD HARDIE YOUTH & COMMUNITY HUB

The proposed redevelopment program will not only address the recreation and social needs of local youth of children, it will also serve as a primary welfare and community emergency centre. Currently, the Hub is undergoing HVAC, roof replacement and internal modifications to be ready for the 2020/21 cyclone season.

Desired commencement This project has commenced.
Suggest project time frame 2019-2024
Total cost $33.6 million
Proposed funding arrangement The Town of Port Hedland would like to partner with the Australian and WA Governments, and industry, to deliver this project. We are open to funding collaborations across the below project packages.

Project Packages

Stage 1 Refurbishment of the Existing JD Hardie Centre

2019 - 2021 | $8.5 million

Stage 2 Shaded Outdoor Multi-Use Courts

2019-2021 | $4.4 million

Stage 3 Outdoor Elements

2021-2024 | $7.3 million

Stage 4 Library

2023 - 2024 | $8.4 million

Stage 5 Childcare

2022-2024 | $5 million

PORT HEDLAND SPORTS AND COMMUNITY HUB

The Port Hedland Sports and Community Hub (PHSCH) will significantly revitalise Port Hedland's regional level sporting and recreation precinct and cater for a number of existing and new sport and recreation clubs, as well as the wider community.

Desired commencement This project has commenced.
Suggested project timeframe 2019-2025
Total cost $38 million
Proposed funding arrangement The Town of Port Hedland would like to partner with the Australian and WA Governments, and industry, to deliver this project. We are open to funding collaborations across the below project packages.

Project Packages

Stage 1 Port Hedland Community Centre

2019-2022 | $14.6 million

Stage 2 Port Hedland Community Sports Field

2019-2023 | $15.8 million

Stage 3 Central Facilities Complex

2021-2024 | $2.7 million

Stage 4 Youth Zone

2023-2025 | $1.3 million

Stage 5 Childcare Centre

Timeline TBA | $3.5 million

PRETTY POOL FOOTBRIDGE

The Pretty Pool pedestrian path, bridge and boardwalk development is set to connect the Pretty Pool and Cooke Point localities in Port Hedland. The concept design features an aluminium footbridge running over Pretty Pool creek, connecting Matheson Drive with footpaths adjacent to Cooke Point residences.

Desired commencement Late 2021
Suggested project timeframe Detailed design stage complete in the first half of 2021. Ground works to commence in the second half of 2021.
Total cost $5 million
Proposed funding arrangement Town of Port Hedland: $1 million | Government/Industry contribution: $4 million 

PORT HEDLAND SEA WALLS

In March 2020, Council endorsed the design and construction of seawalls at West End, Sutherland Street and Goode Street. These locations were identified as susceptible to coastal erosion and inundation as part of the Town's Coastal Hazard Risk Management and Adaptation Plan (CHRMAP). This plan serves as the blueprint for how the Town will respond to the challenges of climate change into the future, identifying the areas which are the highest priority for attention. 

Desired commencement Early 2021
Suggested project timeframe

Sutherland Street: 4-6 months construction on site.

Marapikurrinya Park: 3-5 months construction on site.

Good Street: 3-4 months construction on site.

Total cost

Sutherland Street: $11.4 million

Goode Street: $3.4 million

Marapikurrinya Park, Richardson Street and Gap: $3 million

Proposed funding arrangement

Town of Port Hedland: $7.5 million

Government/Industry contribution: $10.3 million

South hedland skate park shade structure

Shade structures for the South Hedland Skate Park will encourage increased utilisation of one of the Town's most loved community spaces. This upgrade is in line with the Town's strategic commitment to maintain a modern and attractive build environment, and will satisfy resident demand for more shade at community facilities. 

Desired commencement Early 2021
Suggest project time frame All construction completed by 2021-22
Total cost $5 million
Proposed funding arrangement

The Town is seeking funding partners to contribute $3.4 million to complete stages 2 and 3 and fully enclose the canopies with cladding and include interactive LED lighting for night-time activity. This will ensure the new structures will deliver a higher amenity while complimenting the inherent characteristics of the par.

Town of Port Hedland: $1.6 million

Government/Industry contribution: $3.4 million 

FINUCANE ISLAND BOAT RAMP

The Finucane Island Boat Ramp is a highly utilised community asset, serving as a key location for recreational boating and fishing. The ramp is one of only two formal publicly accessible boat ramps in Port Hedland, the other being the town's main boat ramp on Richardson Street. 

Desired commencement Early 2021
Suggest project time frame Construction completed by mid-2022
Total cost $4.5 million
Proposed funding arrangement

Town of Port Hedland: $2 million

Government/Industry contribution: $2.5 million