The Government of Western Australia today announced that the Port Hedland Spoilbank Marina design will include a four lane boat ramp, doubling the original size of the boat launching facility, following strong community feedback.
“Feedback from boat users and the Port Hedland community has seen the original two-lane ramp replaced with a four-lane option which will greatly improve the safety of launching and retrieval operations, particularly in peak periods,” according to their release.
Input from the project Community Reference Group in July along with insights from international marina design expert Jack Cox, who has been engaged to work on the entrance design, have significantly advanced concepts for the marina.
The Department of Transport’s call for registrations of interest in boat pens at the marina has also been well received with 20 registrations formally lodged.
Commenting the latest news, Premier Mark McGowan said: “The project will inject economic activity into the region, creating local jobs in the local Port Hedland economy. This is a key part of our Plan for the Pilbara, providing support to ensure Port Hedland continue to grow into the future.”
Additional to the pens and boat ramp, the marina will include two breakwaters and internal revetment walls and an access channel separating marina traffic from shipping activity.