New investment to boost engine room of WA economy

Work is now underway on a major project that will expand the export and import capacity at the Port of Port Hedland – unlocking trade and investment opportunities, creating hundreds of new jobs and helping drive Australia’s Net Zero future.

The Commonwealth Government is investing $565 million to support common user port upgrades in the Pilbara.

Part of this funding will enable the expansion of Lumsden Point in the Port of Port Hedland, in partnership with the Western Australian Government – which is contributing $96.5 million to the project.

Lumsden Point forms part of the Port of Port Hedland Development Plan Review, which was undertaken to maximise export capacity at the port.

The first stage of works on the project will construct two seawalls and a new causeway, which will connect the wharf to the proposed logistics hub.

MGN Civil was awarded the contract to complete the first of the seawalls, with a tender to soon be released for the delivery of the second.

Pilbara-based businesses will benefit from the first seawall contract, with 90 per cent of materials and suppliers to be sourced within the region, and additional sub-contracting and labour opportunities on offer.

This will include partnerships with First Nations businesses and economic opportunities for communities across the north-west.