First construction milestone achieved on Lumsden Point project

First construction milestone achieved on Lumsden Point project

  • Construction of the first stage of seawalls at
    Lumsden Point is complete
  • The second stage of seawalls is expected to
    reach completion in March 2024
  • Lumsden Point will broaden trade in the Pilbara
    and foster expansion of renewable industries in Australia and overseas

The Cook Government is delivering on its commitment to diversify trade in the
Pilbara, with the progression of a new multi-user facility and logistics hub at
Lumsden Point in the port of Port Hedland.

The project has achieved
an early construction milestone, with the completion of the first stage of the
seawalls. Construction of the second stage is underway and expected to reach
completion by March 2024.

The Lumsden Point
development, funded in part by a $129.1 million contribution from the State
Government, will provide new multi-user facilities, including a general cargo
berth and minerals export berth. This important piece of infrastructure will
expand trade opportunities in the Pilbara and support growing renewable
industries in Australia and overseas.

The Commonwealth
Government is also contributing to this strategically significant project,
investing $565 million for common user port upgrades in the Pilbara, part of
which will enable the development.

Lumsden Point will
increase export capacity for new energy metals such as lithium and copper
concentrates, facilitate the import of renewable energy infrastructure
including wind turbines and blades, and support the rapid growth of direct cargo
ship services linking the Pilbara with Asian ports.

Progress is being made on
the next stages of the project, including the creation of a new access channel,
swing basin, and berth pockets at Lumsden Point.

Pilbara Ports is
currently inviting tenders for the construction of the causeway, which will
connect the wharf area to the proposed logistics hub.

Further information about
the Lumsden Point project is available on Pilbara

Comments attributed to Ports Minister David Michael:

“The Lumsden Point
development is critical to the green transition in Western Australia and around
the world.

“It will provide import
pathways for renewable energy infrastructure and export pathways for critical
minerals and battery metals.

“The development will
unlock fresh opportunities for the region, cementing the Pilbara as Australia’s
economic powerhouse for decades to come.

“It is fantastic to see the completion of the first stage of the
seawalls, a crucial first step in the overall project.

“The Cook Government continues to invest in infrastructure that fuels
future prosperity and supports regional jobs growth.”

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