The Spoilbank Marina project in Port Hedland has reached another important milestone, with the final stage of construction for the landside component and landscaping now under way.

This is the largest stage to date and will bring the marina vision to life, providing a vibrant community gathering space for Port Hedland locals and visitors to enjoy.

It includes the construction of the marina roads, car and trailer parking, retaining walls, footpaths, landscaping, public amenities, shade structures, barbecue areas and the installation of utilities and services.

Pilbara Ports awarded the contract to WA business Ertech, which is installing underground services and constructing the marina access road and carpark.

Construction is progressing well on the broader project. Some recent highlights include the marina being connected to the ocean on June 18, when the temporary bund wall was removed. The bund was in place for two years and allowed the marina basin to be dewatered, so construction could occur in dry conditions.

Dredging reached completion in June 2023, with a new navigation channel created to enable boats to safely enter and exit the marina.

The public jetty was also recently installed. It has been designed to account for Port Hedland’s fluctuating tides, with two platforms allowing fishing enthusiasts to cast their line at low or high tide. The top level of the jetty is wheelchair friendly and includes lowered handrail sections, so kids and people of all abilities can fish from the jetty.

The marina boat ramps are expected to be operational in late 2023, with completion of remaining marine and landside areas expected in 2024.

The $187.5 million Spoilbank Marina project is a key election commitment from the WA Government. The project is being managed and delivered by Pilbara Ports, and is funded by the State Government, Town of Port Hedland, and BHP.

Further information about the Spoilbank Marina project is available on Pilbara Ports’ website.