The Port of Dampier Land Use Master Plan has been released, charting the direction of growth and future development needs of the port for the next decade.
The Pilbara Ports Authority operates and manages the Port of Dampier in accordance with the Port Authorities Act 1999 (WA) and the Port Authorities Regulations 2001 (WA).
The Master Plan outlines existing and potential future uses of land and infrastructure at the port, along with the movement of freight and cargoes in and out of the port area.
The Master Plan envisages:
- A Port Services Precinct which will continue to offer a multi-purpose commodity trade role, including bulk liquids, cruise ships and roll-on / roll-off cargo;
- A cargo wharf which will continue to operate effectively alongside a new multi-user land-backed wharf;
- The development of land in the King Bay precinct for construction project laydown areas, warehousing and quarantine and customs facilities.
The Master Plan also identifies the need to protect and preserve the environment and heritage values in the port and surrounding areas.
Pilbara Ports Chief Executive Officer, Roger Johnston, said the Master Plan outlines the 10-year outlook for the port, and the steps the port authority will take to support ongoing industry and trade growth in the Pilbara.
“The Plan will assist port users, industry members, suppliers, service providers and the community better understand how Port opportunities can be maximised,” Mr Johnston said.
“The Port of Dampier is significant infrastructure to the State of Western Australia because it links the offshore oil and gas deposits and inland mineral resources of the Pilbara with global markets.”
“Last financial year, 167.9 million tonnes of cargo passed through the port, 81 per cent of which was iron ore. LNG and salt were other key commodities through the port,” he said.
“Over the past 50 years, the Port of Dampier has grown from a single operator iron ore export port to a thriving multi-commodity port with a well-developed supply base capability.”
For more information about the Dampier Land Use Master Plan visit here.