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SOUTH HEDLAND TOWN CENTRE REVITALISATION
With work now complete on the $23 million Stage 1 upgrade of South Hedland’s town centre
and $138 million health campus, the senior high school has received an cash injection of about
$15 million via a partnership between the mining industry and the State Government. South Hedland’s
Wanangkura Stadium opened in July 2012, with the $34 million sporting and recreation centre
garnering comparisons to the new Perth Arena.
South Hedland has emerged with a fresh, open-air outlook. Shady, tree-lined landscaping links
South Hedland’s shopping centre to the town square. The square features a grassy outdoor amphitheatre,
a shaded marketplace, a water play area and cooling water misters. Interactive sculptures by local artists
and landscaped open spaces showcase the area, hosting outdoor markets and movie nights.
Thanks to additional funding of almost $54 million from the State Government’s Royalties for Regions
initiative, LandCorp and the Town of Port Hedland are halfway through Stage Two. This will unlock land
currently vacant in the centre of town for a new library, council offices and an expansion of the aquatic
centre. Stage Two will provide a further 750 dwellings and open up land for a dedicated entertainment
precinct, which could feature a cinema, restaurants, cafes, a bar and boutique shops.
$23.3million for Stage One, $53.94 million for Stage Two
TIMELINE Stage One completed December 2011 and Stage Two planning under way
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