Public Consultation

Regional Joint Development Assessment Panel - Gas Power Plant (DAP/20/01872)

At the Regional Joint Development Assessment Panel (JDAP) meeting held on 12 January 2021, a development application at Lot 255 (53) Boodarie Station Access Road, Boodarie for a proposed gas power plant expansion (DAP/20/01872) was deferred for a period of up to three months, being on or before 12 April 2021, for the following reasons:

  • Allow time for the applicant and Town of Port Hedland to gain further clarification and advice from the EPA, specifically the implications of Sections 38 and 42 of the Environmental Protection Act 1986;
  • Provide this further advice to the Development Assessment Panel.

The minutes of the meeting can be found here. Should you have any queries, please contact Craig Zanotti via phone on 9158 9366 or via email at

Local Planning Scheme No. 7

The Town of Port Hedland Local Planning Scheme No. 7 (LPS7) was gazetted on the 20 January 2021. LPS7 replaces the Town of Port Hedland Local Planning Scheme No. 5 as the Town's principal statutory planning document. It sets out the way land is to be used and developed, classify areas for land use and include provisions to coordinate infrastructure and development within the local government area. 

The scheme text and maps used on this website are the Town's working copy and used as an information management tool. Whilst all care has been taken to accurately portray the current LPS7 provisions, no responsibility shall be taken for any omissions or errors.

Draft Coastal Foreshore Management Plan (CFMP)

The draft Town of Port Hedland Coastal Foreshore Management Plan (CFMP) provides the Town with a blueprint for how to sustainably manage the risk of cyclones, erosion and rising sea levels impacting the stretch of coastline from Wedge Street in the West End, to Cooke Point at the east end and down to Pretty Pool and Six Mile Creek. 

The preparation of the draft CFMP was informed by insights uncovered during last year’s Our Coastal Future public engagement campaign, as well as the Town’s Coastal Hazard Risk Management and Adaptation Plan.

Key management actions listed in the draft CFMP include cleaning up cyclone damage, dune stabilisation through revegetation, protecting turtle nesting areas, educating the community about the significance of the CFMP area, the trigger based reconstruction and relocation of coastal paths and assets, formalising beach access to stabilise dunes, sand nourishment in areas of erosion risk and seawall construction over the longer term.

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