Public Consultation


Proposed Local Planning Policy 11 - Stormwater management 

Notice is hereby given that the Town has initiated Local Planning Policy 11 - Stormwater management (LPP/11).

The purpose of the proposed policy is to assist engineers and developers with preparing a suitable stormwater management plan.  Detailed stormwater management plans at the planning stage are critical in the early design process.  The correct design and construction of appropriate systems will assist with reducing the damaging effects of heavy rainfall events on private and public property and the public drainage network.  The objectives of the Policy are to:

  • Promote disaster resilient development;
  • Enable robust design and mitigate the likelihood of erosion or flooding;
  • Protect private and public property and prevent off-site impacts;
  • Preserve efficient stormwater management during rainfall events;
  • Ensure life is not placed at risk; and
  • Enhance the water quality and prevent land degradation.

This Policy is designed to apply to development or land uses where the stormwater flow may be altered or affected, including but not limited to:

  • Earthworks;
  • Subdivisions;
  • Modifications to existing stormwater systems;
  • Landscaping, verge modifications or works within the road or drainage reserve;
  • Government projects; and
  • Industrial, commercial and residential development.

Should you wish to make a submission, please ensure that it is lodged by Friday, 6 August 2021. A written submission can be made:

  • In-person: At the Civic Centre - 13 McGregor Street, Port Hedland;
  • Via post: PO Box 41, Port Hedland WA 6721; or
  • Via email: eplanning@porthedland.wa.gov.au.

 Should you require any further information regarding this matter please contact Craig Zanotti, Senior Planner on 9158 9366 .


Local Planning Policy 07 - Coastal Planning 

Notice is hereby given that the Town has initiated Local Planning Policy 07 - Coastal Planning (LPP/07).

LPP/07 applies a nuanced approach to the Town’s consideration of coastal hazard risks by exempting specific development and categorising policy responses through the different stages of the planning process. The policy has been developed to provide additional guidance on provisions within Special Control Area 7 in the Town’s planning scheme. It is proposed that the policy would work to address the following issues:

  • Develop mapping from modelling undertaken through the Port Hedland Townsite Coastal Hazard Risk Management and Adaptation Plan (CHRMAP) to identify land at risk of coastal inundation and/or coastal erosion;
  • Introduce policy provisions to limit perpetual use rights in areas at risk of coastal erosion, and the application of design standards for coastal inundation areas; and
  • Establish appropriate instruments for disclosing to those likely to be affected, where a coastal hazard risk has been identified or where development is subject to a limited approval.

Should you wish to make a submission, please ensure that it is lodged by Wednesday, 4 August 2021. A written submission can be made:

  • In-person: At the Civic Centre - 13 McGregor Street, Port Hedland;
  • Via post: PO Box 41, Port Hedland WA 6721; or
  • Via email: eplanning@porthedland.wa.gov.au.

 Should you require any further information regarding this matter please contact Sandeep Shankar, Senior Strategic Planner on 9158 9347 or refer to our FAQs if you have further questions.


Development Application for Amendment to Approval (Extension of Time) of Workforce Accommodation at Lot 9008 Great Northern Highway, Port Hedland

The Town of Port Hedland has received a development application for an extension of time for Workforce Accommodation at Lot 9008 Great Northern Highway, Port Hedland. The applicant has amended the proposal for a time-limited approval period of five years from the initial ten-year approval request. The application includes minor modifications to the existing 252-rooms and communal facilities on-site, including outdoor beautification. The applicant has also submitted a Social Impact Assessment and Management Plan as part of the development application.

Details relating to the development application can be found here. Details relating to the proposed amendments are located here

Should you wish to make a submission, please ensure that it is lodged by Wednesday 4 August 2021. A written submission can be made:

  • In person: At the Civic Centre - 13 McGregor Street, Port Hedland;
  • Via post: PO Box 41, Port Hedland WA 6721; or
  • Via email: eplanning@porthedland.wa.gov.au.

 Should you require any further information regarding this matter please contact Clair Morrison, Town Planner on 9158 9319.