Hedland Recreation Hubs Project Overview

Hedland Recreation Hubs

The Town of Port Hedland’s Vision is to be Australia’s leading Port Town embracing community, culture and environment.

The development of well utilised and valued community facilities and services is a key objective in achieving this vision. For Port Hedland this will require the replacement of numerous dated community facilities with new and more extensive contemporary standard community hubs. 

To improve the liveability of the Town, encourage a residential workforce and assist industry to thrive, massive essential infrastructure development has occurred in recent years, including new transport and access systems, worker accommodation and community facilities.

Council’s future planning allocates a further  $465 million in capital expenditure over the next 7 years to further improve local facilities and services and create an improved quality of life for local residents. This includes improved roads, footpaths, playgrounds and boat launching facilities as well as a footbridge linking Pretty Pool to Cooke Point and the Spoilbank Marina. Other major undertakings include improvements to the Council depot, the cemetery and sea walls along Sutherland Street.

$167 million is designated for the creation of 3 critically important recreation hubs

  1. South Hedland Integrated Sports Hub
  2. Port Hedland Sports and Community Hub
  3. JD Hardie Youth and Community Hub

What are the community' needs?

The population of the town is anticipated to practically double from 15,000 now to almost 30,000 by 2041.

Extensive community consultation has identified a suite of critical needs for the community to grow and thrive. This will require new facilities for a much larger population and these new facilities need to be responsive to community expectations and emerging trends.

Key requirements identified by the consultation are

  • Adequate sporting facilities (field and courts) to accommodate growing demand
  • Quality player and spectator amenities and social facilities for clubs to be serviced and to thrive
  • Accommodation for female and disabled persons to participate equally
  • Shaded spectator accommodations and sports field lighting to deal with the local climate
  • Informal recreation areas alongside sporting activities
  • Centrally located and readily accessible facilities with adequate parking
  • Childcare services, especially for babies and toddlers
  • Dog exercise and agility facilities