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Master plan for Anketell Port revealed


Colin Barnett
Premier and State Development Minister

The Western Australian Government has released the Anketell Port Master Plan, detailing plans for a major multi-user, multi-commodity deep water port in the Pilbara. The Anketell Port site is located on the West Pilbara coast 30km east of Karratha.

Premier Colin Barnett said access to port space was an increasingly rare and valuable commodity in the Pilbara, and development of Anketell Port will help to unlock the potential of the West Pilbara by aiding further development of the State’s natural resources.

At full development, the Anketell Port would have capacity of approximately 350 million tonnes per year, around 20 per cent more than the total shipments through Port Hedland in 2012-13. The Master Plan includes provisions for a substantial infrastructure corridor and more than 800 hectares of industrial land to support port activities and future mining operations.

“This Master Plan is a clear guide for proponents who are seeking additional routes to bring ore to market. This may well be the last major new port in the Pilbara,” Mr Barnett said. Initial environmental approvals for the site are in place, a native title agreement has been signed and an Aboriginal heritage survey is currently underway.

To view the Anketell Port Master Plan,