Port Hedland Spoilbank Marina

Closed 15 Mar 2020

Opened 9 Mar 2020


The Department of Transport is proposing to construct and operate the Port Hedland Spoilbank Marina Proposal, including marine and land-based components within the Town of Port Hedland, Pilbara, WA. 

The Proposal includes:  

  • marina basin, mooring facilities (up to 80 pens), boat launching area, sand trap and entrance channel 

  • capital dredging works resulting in up to 900,000 cubic metres (m3) of dredge spoil and dredged to a maximum depth of -2m chart datum (-6m AHD). Dredge spoil will be used onsite as fill material to raise the finished ground level prior to landscaping, with excess material disposed offsite 

  • construction of the marina’s breakwaters and revetments 

  • parking facilities, amenities (public and pen holders), public open space and upgrading of road infrastructure. 

The Proposal involves clearing and ground disturbance of up to 40 hectares within a development envelope of approximately 77 hectares. The Proposal includes the ongoing management and maintenance of the marina water body and infrastructure. 

Why your views matter

At this initial stage of the EIA process, comment is simply sought on whether or not the EPA should assess a proposal and, if so, what level of assessment is considered appropriate.

What happens next

Following the seven day public comment period and consideration of any comments received, the EPA will decide whether or not this proposal requires environmental impact assessment and, if so, what level of assessment will be applied.

The EPA's decisions on level of assessment are released each Monday on the EPA's website.


  • All of Western Australia


  • Public


  • Seven-day comment on referrals