Strategic Planning


Parks & Paths Strategy

 

The Town of Port Hedland is fortunate to have a variety of open space and reserve areas that play a vital role in making this area a great place to work and play. That’s why development and protection of our parks and reserves, and improvements to the quality of them is important. 

The Draft Parks and Paths Strategy assesses existing Public Open Space in Port and South Hedland against framework standards to determine where opportunities for improvements lie in the future.  The draft strategy is due for completion mid 2019


Smart Cities Strategy

 

The Smart Cities Strategy looks to develop Port Hedland as a safe, vibrant, liveable and connected community, leveraging existing economic and environmental assets as well as data and technology. An implementation plan and business case will be developed following agreement on the strategy.


Spoilbank Marina

 

The Spoilbank Marina project has been planned for, considered and discussed over many years. The project will represent an important step toward the activation of the waterfront and will positively impact the local community as well as providing potential economic benefits. LandCorp have been appointed by the Town to project manage the delivery the landside component of the project. The waterside component falls under the jurisdiction of the state government. Community engagement is due to get underway in June/July.


Coastal Hazard Risk Management Adaptation Plan (CHRMAP)

 

The Port Hedland CHRMAP report was developed in accordance with State Government’s State Coastal Planning Policy No. 2.6 following extensive community consultation and adopted by Council on 30 April 2019. 

The assessment identifies and considers coastal hazards and risks for the Port Hedland Townsite and recommends adaptation pathways with actions to assist in adapting to immediate coastal inundation and erosion risks, as well as undertaking appropriate planning to address increasing risk over time.

Further information on the project can be found below:

Coastal Vulnerability Study (2011)

Coastal Hazard Risk Managment adaptation Plan (CHRMAP)


Community Profile (2018), Economic Profile (2018) and Population Forecasting (2041)

 

The Town of Port Hedland is working toward updating its local planning strategy, the Port City Growth Plan (2012). The first step in this process is updating population and economic data to reflect current day statistics and thinking. See below to view the Town's current Community Profile, Economic Profile and latest Population Forecasts.

Community Profile

Population Forecasts

Economic Profile


Transient Workforce Accommodation Strategy (2014)

 

Non-permanent residential workers have a significant impact on the housing supply issues experienced within the Town as well as the supply and demand for services and facilities.

This Strategy aims to ensure that appropriate accommodation for this section of the market is planned for and developed in future and at the same time leaving a legacy benefit to the Town.

Transient Workforce Accommodation Strategy (2014)


Port City Growth Plan (2012)

 

The Port City Growth Plan provides a high level strategic blueprint to facilitate the growth of Port Hedland. It is being driven by the need to modernise and transform Pilbara towns to support long term economic activity in the region, improve the quality of life for existing residents and to attract and retain new residents.

The Growth Plan builds on many of the aspirational themes of previous Port Hedland plans which have sought to guide the future structure and form of growth. It incorporates all land within the municipality of Port Hedland, with primary focus on the settlement areas of South and Port Hedland.

Port City Growth Plan (2012)


South Hedland Flood Study (2010)

 

The South Hedland Flood Study examines opportunities and constraints in regards to the drainage network in South Hedland and proposes a 5 year plan for upgrades and maintenance of drainage infrastructure.

South Hedland Flood Study (2010)