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Why is the project being rolled out?

The Richardson Street Jetty Preplacement Project is part of the Town's capital works program, delivering on our commitment to upgrade boating infrastructure across the LGA.

We're replacing the existing structure with a safer, fit-for-purpose structure which will better serve the needs of local seafarers and commerce into the future.

The works will involve the unbolting and removal of the existing structure and the craning in of the new jetty, which will be secured into the same location. 

The Jetty will be closed to both recreational and commercial users between Monday 5 July and Tuesday 13 July. All users will be required to make alternative arrangements for launching a vessel during these dates, such as utilising the Finucane Island Boat Ramp.

Commercial operators may request boat ramp access, however this must be made directly to the contractor at least 24 hours in advance of the intended vessel launch. Launching will only be permitted during daylight hours and on tides greater than 5m CD. Please email Scott Trewick via to request an exemption. 

Please be advised that access will be maintained at all times for the Volunteer Marine Rescue Services in the event of an emergency.

Has there been community consultation for the project?

Annual Perception Surveys conducted in the community in recent years uncovered strong support to upgrade Hedland's boating infrastructure.

There are only two publicly accessible boat ramps in the LGA: this one and Finucane Island, therefore the community expects these assets be maintained to a high standard. 

Relevant stakeholders and the community will be notified of project updates and milestones.


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Please be mindful of traffic restrictions, signage and workers in the area for the duration of works.

Key Benefits

  • Fit-for-purpose design replacing existing structure in same location
  • Improving safety for seafarers
  • Delivering better usability for recreational and commercial users
  • Contributing to the overall quality of the port's infrastructure assets
  • Contributing to Port Hedland's reputation for a high standard of seafarer amenity
  • Supporting the operational needs of industry
  • Supporting local business and job creation during construction phase

Construction Timeline

  • Works will occur between Monday 5 July and Tuesday 13 July 2021.

Project Partners

Local marine specialists, TAMS, have been awarded the Richardson St Jetty Replacement project.