City of Karratha

Dampier Foreshore Works - Stage 1

The project is to construct a new public amenity structure at The Esplanade, Dampier.  A funding partnership for the project has been signed by the City of Karratha and Rio Tinto.

Stage 1 of these works includes Shark Cage Beach and Hampton Oval Movie Screen

Project Cost
$2,000,000 total
$796,895 – Rio Tinto
$1,203,105 - Council

Start Date

Project Overview
The Dampier foreshore management plan has been prepared to provide guidance for the management of human use impacts on the Dampier foreshore reserve in the City of Karratha. The Dampier foreshore area covered by this Plan is currently subject to mining lease to Rio Tinto however steps are in place to amend the land tenure to recreation to be managed by the City of Karratha.  The Dampier foreshore management plan describes the environmental, cultural, recreational and resource values associated with the site, many of which are under threat from human activities on the coast. The Plan makes recommendations regarding the future management of impacts in order to maintain or enhance the identified values for the long term.