City of Karratha

Dampier Foreshore Works - Stage 1

This project delivered a new public amenity structure at The Esplanade, Dampier.

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. Stage 1 of these works included Shark Cage Beach and Hampton Oval move screen upgrades.

Project cost:

$2,000,000 total
$796,895 – Rio Tinto
$1,203,105 - City of Karratha


Further information:

For further information please contact the City of Karratha on 08 9186 8555 or