Hon Rita Saffioti BBus MLA

Hon Rita Saffioti BBus MLA

Minister for Transport; Planning; Ports

    Next stage for Spoilbank Marina underway with $10.6 million contract

    23/12/2021 4:00 PM
    • SMC Marine Pty Ltd awarded $10.6 million contract to design and construct Spoilbank Marina marine structures
    • Construction of the marine structures expected to start in 2022
    • Over 200 jobs will be created during construction of the marina with Stage 1 completed
    • Key McGowan Government election commitment underway 

    Work on the Spoilbank Marina project in Port Hedland is well underway with a $10.6 million contract for the design and construction of marine structures awarded to SMC Marine Pty Ltd. 


    The contract includes construction of a boat ramp, boat pens, public jetty and navigation aids.


    To date, approximately 84 per cent of the Spoilbank Marina project spend has been awarded to local and registered Aboriginal businesses.


    Current works on site include bulk earthworks, which have defined the marina basin footprint, and the construction of rock walls to protect the marina from rough ocean conditions.


    The tender to dredge the new navigation channel and reclaim onshore areas was released earlier this month.


    SMC Marine will complete the detailed design works over the cyclone season, with construction of the marine structures expected to start in mid to late 2022. 


    The $187.5 million Spoilbank Marina project is funded by the State Government, Town of Port Hedland and BHP.


    The project is a key McGowan Government election commitment that will unlock local jobs and economic benefits.


    Comments attributed to Ports Minister Rita Saffioti:


    "Congratulations to SMC Marine who have been awarded the $10.6 million contract to design and build the marine structures for the Spoilbank Marina in Port Hedland.


    "This creates another fantastic opportunity for local businesses, with approximately 50 per cent of sub-contracting works to be awarded to Pilbara businesses and the remainder to contractors within Western Australia.


    "It's great to see the marina taking shape, with the completed marina to provide the community with a new public space to gather and enjoy the foreshore, as well as providing recreational vessels with safer access to deep water."


    Comments attributed to Pilbara MLA Kevin Michel:


    "The Port Hedland community has been waiting a long time for the Spoilbank Marina project and I'm so pleased to be a part of the McGowan Government who is delivering on this project.


    "To date more than 84 per cent of spend on the project has been awarded to local and registered Aboriginal businesses, supporting local jobs and providing opportunities.


    "I'm looking forward to seeing the project continue to develop and see the marine structures start to be constructed next year."


    Minister's office - 6552 5500