Lumsden Point General Cargo Facility and Logistics Hub


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Credibly proposed


Under procurement

Preferred bidder announced

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Lumsden Point General Cargo Facility and Logistics Hub

Prospective pipeline

Greenfield (construction) or brownfield (government asset divestment) projects needed or likely to occur within the next five years, but is not formally proposed by a state, territory or major local government.

Credibly proposed

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The project has a firm commitment and timeline from a state, territory or major local government, but has not yet entered the market.

Under procurement

The project or transaction is under procurement (such as a call for Expressions of Interest, requests for tender, or another offer to the market).

Preferred bidder announced

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Recently closed

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Construction projects: > AUD$300m

Investable greenfield & brownfield: > AUD$100m

New Zealand

All greenfield and brownfield projects and divestments: > NZD $100 million

STATUS: Under procurement
SECTOR: Other transport
PROCUREMENT APPROACH: Other, Traditional procurement
TYPE: Greenfield

The Port of Port Hedland is the largest bulk export port in the world. The Pilbara Ports Authority (PPA) operates the Port, but leases out operations of 15 of the 19 berths in the port.

Lumsden Point is located at the south eastern end of the inner harbour. The PPA has engaged the market to build and operate a new general cargo facility and logistics hub at Lumsden Point, noting the increased capacity the new cargo facility will provide will help support emerging opportunities such lithium and other battery minerals.

Environmental approval for the project was obtained in 2014.

The project will comprise:

  • construction of the logistics hub and landside infrastructure
  • two berths totalling 500 metres in length
  • associated dredging for berth and access channel, and
  • establishing a causeway between wharf and land-based facilities


An investor briefing for the project was held by the PPA in June 2018.

In January 2019, the PPA announced that Qube and Melbourne International RoRo & Auto Terminal had been shortlisted to build and operate the new cargo facility. The two shortlisted respondents will now deliver detailed proposals to PPA.

The PPA has already invested $80 million in preparatory works including land remediation, dredging and reclamation.

The PPA has confirmed the project is eligible for a Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) loan.

Last reviewed: 01/02/2019

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