Current Planning Projects

South Hedland Place Plan

We are currently developing the South Hedland Place Plan to facilitate a community-driven approach that better connects and engages residents, businesses and stakeholders.

Outcomes of the Place Plan will guide future initiatives that you'll be able to experience for yourself and may include, public space and streetscape upgrades, activation through events, art and cultural projects, and policy and procedural improvements to governance frameworks.

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Coastal Foreshore Management Plan

The Coastal Foreshore Management Plan (CFMP) for the Port Hedland townsite will serve as a blueprint for the future development and use of this highly valued coastal foreshore.

The coastal zone is a major asset for the Town; and like any asset management plan, the CFMP will set out the way the coastal zone can be used, how it will be managed and what actions might be taken to protect and/or modify the area to meet the needs of the community.

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Spoilbank Marina

The $121.5 million Port Hedland Spoilbank Marina project aims to transform Port Hedland's waterfront into an attractive and popular destination for locals and visitors.

The Port Hedland Spoilbank Marina is funded by the State Government through the Town of Port Hedland and the Pilbara Development Commission. The project design has been led by an inter-agency Taskforce comprised of the Town of Port Hedland, Pilbara Development Commission, Department of Transport, Pilbara Ports Authority, DevelopmentWA and Department of Treasury. The Pilbara Ports Authority is the delivery agency for the project, which is expected to be completed by late 2022.

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

See below to view the Town's current Community Profile, Economic Profile and latest Population Forecasts.

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Wilson Street Shared Bike Path Project

The Wilson Street Shared Bike Path Project seeks to link the path network between Port and South Hedland to encourage residents to cycle and walk, and to link tourists to key points of interest.

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Pedestrian Access Way (PAW) Strategy

The Pedestrian Access Way (PAW) Strategy will develop a WAPC endorsed Strategy that informs the Council in its decision making with respect to the closure of PAWs. The Town will carry out an assessment of the existing PAWs, and following inspection, assessment and public consultation, prepare a draft PAW Strategy for WAPC’s consideration that identifies essential and non-essential PAWs, and PAWs requiring upgrade and improvement.  The primary objectives of the PAW Strategy are:

  • to provide a co-ordinated Strategy to guide Council’s future decision making with respect to PAW closures;
  • to ensure that PAWs remain appropriate and relevant to the surrounding land uses and pedestrian/cyclist user groups;
  • to ensure essential PAW links to schools, commercial facilities and transport routes are retained;
  • to identify and provide recommendations to improve anti-social behaviour and address negative impacts on surrounding residents; and
  • to develop recommendations for the improvement, upgrading and maintenance of PAWs.

Once the draft PAW Strategy is prepared it will be considered by Council for public consultation.