Next stage of works on $121m Spoilbank Marina Project WA now underway

Monica Gameng   |   June 8, 2021
Spoilbank Marina (cr: Town of Port Hedland)

The next stage of works on the Spoilbank Marina Development in Port Hedland, Western Australia are now underway, supporting local jobs as well as providing a boost to the local economy. 

“The start of earthworks marks the beginning of the transformation of the long-awaited Spoilbank Marina. 

“The Spoilbank Marina will become a vibrant place for the local community and tourists to visit and enjoy Western Australia's beautiful coastline,” Transport and Ports Minister Rita Saffioti said. 

MGN Civil Pty Ltd has been appointed to deliver the $10 million Stage 2a bulk earthworks package, which includes the construction of the marina basin footpath and establishment of ground levels. These works follow the completion of Stage 1 works that delivered road upgrades to enable the safe transport of materials to the construction site as well as the creation of a future gateway to the new marina. 

For this project, MGN Civil will commit to sourcing approximately 80 per cent of contractors and suppliers from the Pilbara region. 

In addition, the company has also been awarded a $33 million contract for Stage 2c. This contract will cover works such as the construction of breakwaters to protect the marina from rough ocean conditions. 

“MGN Civil have committed to purchasing almost 80 per cent of goods and services from within the region, as well as hiring 75 per cent of plant requirements from Aboriginal businesses, creating flow on benefits for the local economy. 

“I look forward to seeing this exciting project take shape, while creating local jobs and providing a welcome boost to the local economy,” Minister Saffioti said. 

The tender to design and build Stage 3 is now out to market and can be viewed on the Tenders WA website. This stage of the project will include delivery of marine structures such as the boat ramp and marina pens. 

“Our Government has been getting on with the job of delivering this long-awaited project for the Hedland community. 

“Works are now stepping up a notch and Hedlanders will soon see their Spoilbank transformed into an attractive and welcoming community marina,” Regional Development Minister Alannah MacTiernan said. 


The $121.5 million Spoilbank Marina Development will include: 

  • A four-lane boat ramp 
  • 21 boat-pen marina with capacity to expand to 870 pens in the future 
  • Separate entrance channel to the main shipping channel 
  • Trailer parking for up to 200 vehicles 
  • Maintenance hardstand 
  • Publicly accessible breakwaters with pedestrian path 
  • Public recreation and event space and public amenities 
  • Waterfront promenade to reflect the Yintha Kariyarra creation serpent story 
  • Public art and cultural gethering space 

This project is aiming to transform the waterfront at Port Hedland into a popular destination for both locals and visitors. 

Spoilbank Marina will also help relieve pressure on the existing boat launching facilities as well as improve boating safety with the separated channel entrance from the main shipping channel. 

“When complete, the Spoilbank Marina will be a beautiful place to visit and enjoy a famous Pilbara sunset,” Pilbara MLA Kevin Michel said. 

Construction of the Spoilbank Marina Development is anticipated to support 200 jobs. 

The project is due to be completed by late 2022. 

Source: Government of Western Australia – Media Statements; Pilbara Port Authority; Town of Port Hedland 

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