- 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 Ports’ website.
As stated by 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.”