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Lumsden Point project surges ahead

Lumsden Point in the port of Port Hedland has achieved its first construction milestone in the completion of the first stage of seawalls.

Development of the Lumsden Point project is funded in part by a $129.1 million contribution from the Western Australian Government and will provide new multi-user facilities for the area.

Facilities will include a general cargo berth and minerals export berth, along with an increase in export capacity for minerals such as lithium and copper.

“The Lumsden Point development is critical to the green transition in Western Australia and around the world,” WA Ports Minister David Michaels said.

“It will provide import pathways for renewable energy infrastructure and export pathways for critical minerals and battery metals.”

Progress on the next stage of the project, which includes creating a new access channel, swing basin and berth pockets, has already started with the second stage of seawall construction expected to be completed in March 2024.

“The development will unlock fresh opportunities for the region, cementing the Pilbara as Australia’s economic powerhouse for decades to come,” Michael said.

“It is fantastic to see the completion of the first stage of the seawalls, a crucial first step in the overall project.

“The WA Government continues to invest in infrastructure that fuels future prosperity and supports regional jobs growth.”

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