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South Hedland town concept

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Author

Shire of Port Hedland

Place Number

18423
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Location

South Hedland South Hedland

Location Details

Local Government

Port Hedland

Region

Pilbara

Construction Date

1974 to 0

Demolition Year

N/A

Statutory Heritage Listings

Type Status Date Documents More information
(no listings)

Other Heritage Listings and Surveys

Type Status Date Grading/Management More information
Category Description
Municipal Inventory Adopted 28 Nov 2007 Category 4

Category 4

A site without built features, but of some cultural heritage significance to Town of Port Hedland. Implications: No constraints. Recommend: Interpret the place.

Statement of Significance

South Hedland is of historical significance as a purpose designed and constructed town concept in Port Hedland.

History

With the influx of population resulting from the iron ore boom in the early 1960s, the original town of Port Hedland quickly spread along from Cooke Point to Pretty Pool, and space was at a premium. In 1968 a decision was made to create a new town, south of the causeway, designed to accommodate 30,000 people. Undertaken as a joint project between The Department of Land Administration and Homeswest, the design was initially based on a quasi-Radburn concept, with four circular residential cells, including cluster housing, built around a central commercial centre, like flower petals. Over the following years the land was resumed and developed, and the first cell was completed in 1974, including extensive landscaping. Following this the Radburn concept was abandoned.

Associations

Name Association Type Date From Date To
The Department of Land Administration Builder 1974 -
Homeswest Builder 1974 -
The Department of Land Administration Architect 1974 -
Homeswest Architect 1974 -

References

Ref ID No Ref Name Ref Source Ref Date
"Town of Port Hedland Cultural and Heritage trail." Town of Port Hedland/Port Hedland Historical Society 1997
A Bloeman & T Parker; "Hedland Voices: a visual and oral record celebrating the first hundred years of the Town of Port Hedland 1896-1996". Town of Port Hedland/Port Hedland Historical Society 1997

Place Type

Historic Site

Uses

Epoch General Specific
Original RESIDENTIAL Other

Creation Date

7 Feb 2008

Viewing Status

Approved

Last Update

30 Apr 2012

Disclaimer

This information is provided voluntarily as a public service. The information provided is made available in good faith and is derived from sources believed to be reliable and accurate. However, the information is provided solely on the basis that readers will be responsible for making their own assessment of the matters discussed herein and are advised to verify all relevant representations, statements and information.