A new deep water port on the Eyre Peninsula will strengthen and sustain our valued community.
How much, will depend on our creativity and boldness in making partnerships and looking beyond the obvious.

Dion Dorward, Chief Executive Officer, RDAWEP


Click image to obtain a copy of the brochure: “Cape Hardy Port Development – Invitation for Registrations of Preliminary Interest”.

Click here to download a ‘Registration of Preliminary Interest’ document.

This port will deliver wealth to South Australia as the only Cape Class bulk commodity export facility in the State. Cape Hardy will shortly become a model freight and logistics hub.
The proposed port at Cape Hardy is an exciting opportunity for the State. Regional Development Australia Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula (RDAWEP) and Iron Road want to hear from parties that are not only interested in using the proposed facilities for import/export opportunities but also service providers essential to general port operations. We encourage interested parties to register non-binding preliminary interest so that we may fully understand your potential operational requirements and capabilities in order to maximise the benefits of this important development to the region.

Cape Hardy

  • Located in the southeastern Eyre Peninsula region, on the Spencer Gulf, approximately 80km north of Port Lincoln, 24km north of Tumby Bay and 7km south of Port Neill.
  • Supports both Panamax and Capesize vessels, no dredging required.
  • Iron ore shiploader capacity of 70 million tonnes per annum.
  • Potential for multiple berths in addition to the iron ore facility.
  • 1,100 ha of gulf front land owned by Iron Road to support third party requirements.
  • South Australian Government’s assessment of Iron Road’s major development application is well advanced, with approval expected early 2017.
  • Current scheduling assumes project construction will commence in 2018 with port facilities progressively available from mid-2019.

 We want to hear from you…

  • Engagement with potential users early in the development of the facilities at Cape Hardy will assist us in understanding their needs.
  • Iron Road has an agreement in place with Emerald Grain to explore opportunities for grain exports.
  • All interests and queries are welcome.
  • A separate document ‘Registration of Preliminary Interest’ is available here.


Cape Hardy forms the heart of Iron Road’s Central Eyre Iron Project.  It is the only proposed port in Australia classified as Priority Project by Infrastructure Australia.  The only one.

Dion Dorward, Chief Executive Officer, RDAWEP

For more information on Cape Hardy and the Central Eyre Iron Project visit www.ironroadlimited.com.au