The Port of Port Hedland is a vital piece of economic infrastructure- facilitating almost half a billion tonnes of trade.
Employing almost 5000 local workers and supporting thousands of Port Hedland families and businesses, Port Hedland industries are delivering prosperity not just for Port Hedland, but for the State and the Nation.
The future of the mining industry in the Pilbara region and Port Hedland is strong and the sector has the potential to continue to drive expansion and growth for the State and local economy.
Although iron ore continues to be the dominant commodity exported through Port Hedland, other exports important to the regional economy are salt, manganese, copper concentrates, livestock and industrial tourism (cruise ships).
To ensure the ongoing economic prosperity, of the community, the state and the nation appropriate planning and the strategic development of the Port of Port Hedland is required.