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News/Port Hedland International University


Coming soon! 

Education is important for the future of Port Hedland's International Culture.

Port Hedland sits on the edge of the Pilbara region and 4 billion years of ancient habitation and 60 000 of indigenous occupation. Recent studies have identified opportunities for medical innovation and innovative ideas for a sustainable future. The Port Hedland International University will meet the needs of future generations identifying creative and innovative solutions for a sustainable future for our grandchildren's children.


To be involved in this exciting initiative, contact Jan Ford at Jan Ford 

Real Estate 08 91735555




Land, Housing and Community Infrastructure Update

Read an recent Town of Port Hedland presentation about 'where we are and where we're heading', covering;

  • Population
  • Port Growth
  • Land Development Projects
  • Community Infrastructure 

Town of Port Hedland

The Town is committed to working closely with LandCorp and State Land Services to deliver quick turnaround times to development proposals, so that construction can proceed quickly. Read more


Kelly Howlett, Mayor Town of Port HedlandMessage from our Mayor   

It is an exciting time currently to be investing and developing in Port Hedland.  There is an unprecedented level of activity in the region associated with port activities and the resources industry.  All forecasts are suggesting that this is only set to further increase in the short to medium term.  

There is also a full commitment from all levels of government to together make Port Hedland a vibrant, sustainable place of choice where people come to live, work, play and visit for lifestyle, services, facilities and opportunities.  

I wholeheartedly encourage you to also be a part of this “never before seen” growth and development of Port Hedland as we accelerate towards the birth of the first city of the North.  

Kelly Howlett Mayor Town of Port Hedland 29 January 2010


Learn & Return: Dubai Update 

In May 2009 we traveled to the United Arab Emirates. This was a small delegation of Town Councillors and a local journalist on a study tour. Our aim was to gather as much information as we could from people in Dubai with economic development experience in a similar environment to our own.

We contacted the WA Government Trade office in Dubai to link to appropriate people to meet locally. We wanted to investigate the viability of similar Dubai developments for Port Hedland, namely infrastructure development and how the use of tax incentives has played a significant role in attracting new business and encouraging economic development in their region.

Read more

See photos


Port Hedland International Airport Redevelopment project 


The Town of Port Hedland will invest $70.5 million over the next five years to create a modern and well-serviced airport that provides a welcoming gateway to the North West. The redevelopment will include refurbishments, infrastructure upgrades, new subdivisions and new business opportunities.


In the future, our new terminal and precinct will accommodate more than 700,000 passengers per year. We will expand our regional, national and international flights with more airlines, more routes and more services.


Key projects include:


Airport hotel construction

Apron extensions

Bus and taxi parking area

Car park upgrades

Electrical upgrades

Freight facility

Logistics precinct

New wastewater treatment plant

Operations building

Runway reseal

Terminal extension and refurbishment



Media articles

Port Hedland to Dubai


Tax Free - West Australian

Dubai 1 North West Telegraph

Dubai 2 North West Telegraph

Dubai 3 North West Telegraph  

Dubai 4 North West Telegraph

North West Telegraph - 19 August 2009

State Government launches blueprint for Pilbara Cities Nov 2009

New deepwater port for the Pilbara by 2015. PerthNow March 04 2010

Darwin not Dubai for the Pilbara Business News Nov 27 2009 Rebecca Lawson & Mark Pownall





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