Public Consultation

Development assessment panel application - 10 MW solar farm Lot 268 Great Northern Highway, Pippingarra

The Town of Port Hedland has received a development assessment panel application for a proposed 10MW solar farm.  Development includes, but is not limited to:

  • Approximately 25 Hectares of solar panels;
  • Substation;
  • Storage shed;
  • Access tracks; and

  • Fencing

The development application report and technical reports can be viewed or downloaded by clicking here.  A hard copy of the application can be viewed at the Town’s Civic Centre administration building on McGregor Street, Port Hedland.

The public is invited to comment on the proposal.  Should you wish to do so, please ensure that a written response is submitted to the Town by no later than 15 October 2021.  A submission can be made via:

  • Email: eplanning@porthedland.wa.gov.au;
  • Post: PO Box 41, Port Hedland WA 6721; or
  • In person: Civic Centre, 13 McGregor Street, Port Hedland.

Please ensure that reference number ‘DA2021/166’ is quoted on any submission.  For enquiries, please do not hesitate to contact Craig Zanotti, Senior Planner, on 9158 9366 or via email at czanotti@porthedland.wa.gov.au.


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 .


Development Application for 2 x Grouped Dwellings at 4 Padbury Street, Port Hedland

The Town of Port Hedland has received a development application for 2 x Grouped Dwellings at 4 Padbury Street, Port Hedland. Details of the proposal are as follows:

  • 2 x 4 Bedroom dwellings;
  • Both dwellings are 2 storeys; and
  • Setbacks to the Northern boundary are 2.5 - 3m.

Development plans can be found here.

Should you wish to make a submission, please ensure that it is lodged by Monday, 20 September 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 Karli Beresford, Graduate Planner on 9158 9334 or eplanning@porthedland.wa.gov.au.