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South Hedland town concept


Town of Port Hedland

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South Hedland South Hedland

Location Details

Local Government

Port Hedland



Construction Date

Constructed from 1974

Demolition Year


Statutory Heritage Listings

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Heritage Council Decisions and Deliberations

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Other Heritage Listings and Surveys

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Category Description
Municipal Inventory Adopted 28 Nov 2007 Category 4

Category 4

A site without built features, but of some cultural heritage significance to Town of Port Hedland. Implications: No constraints. Recommend: Interpret the place.

Statement of Significance

South Hedland is of historical significance as a purpose designed and constructed town concept in Port Hedland.


With the influx of population resulting from the iron ore boom in the early 1960s, the original town of Port Hedland quickly spread along from Cooke Point to Pretty Pool, and space was at a premium. In 1968 a decision was made to create a new town, south of the causeway, designed to accommodate 30,000 people. Undertaken as a joint project between The Department of Land Administration and Homeswest, the design was initially based on a quasi-Radburn concept, with four circular residential cells, including cluster housing, built around a central commercial centre, like flower petals. Over the following years the land was resumed and developed, and the first cell was completed in 1974, including extensive landscaping. Following this the Radburn concept was abandoned.


Name Type Year From Year To
Homeswest Architect 1974 -
The Department of Land Administration Architect 1974 -


Ref ID No Ref Name Ref Source Ref Date
"Town of Port Hedland Cultural and Heritage trail." Town of Port Hedland/Port Hedland Historical Society 1997
A Bloeman & T Parker; "Hedland Voices: a visual and oral record celebrating the first hundred years of the Town of Port Hedland 1896-1996". Town of Port Hedland/Port Hedland Historical Society 1997

Place Type

Historic Site


Epoch General Specific
Original Use RESIDENTIAL Other

Creation Date

07 Feb 2008

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Last Update

20 Jun 2019


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