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The proposed development of the Port Hedland Waterfront Precinct at the Spoilbank site represents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to improve the quality of life for residents in Port Hedland offering lifestyle and recreational facilities that will be truly transformational.
The Town of Port Hedland has established clear evidence that the community is firmly in favour of the Spoilbank Waterfront Precinct moving ahead, supported by verifiable independent research (Research Solutions).
The research project included the most comprehensive surveying yet of local boat owners and also showed overwhelming support for the Spoilbank proposal that will not only improve facilities for boat owners but also enhance launch safety. More than 87% of Port Hedland residents are aware of the proposal, and just over 75% believe the precinct will be important in making the Town of Port Hedland a more liveable place.
The Pilbara Regional Council notes that the project aligns strongly with the State Government’s ‘Recreational Boating Facilities Scheme’, which recognises the importance of providing proper facilities to encourage the responsible use of waterways and shorelines in ways that protect the environment. Additionally, the Pilbara Regional Council recognises exceptionally high community support for the project – as evidenced by independent research and surveys – and the leadership role that Port Hedland’s Mayor and Councillors have played in encouraging greater support from the community.
Independent research shows the 80% of residents understand the development will deliver desirable amenities such as cafes and restaurants which will increase employment not only in the construction phase but also in the production phase. These projects are essential commercial multipliers in the cause for greater regional development and diversification.
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