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Who we are

Portalis is the developer of the Cape Hardy deep-water port development, a transformational project for the Eyre Peninsula. When operational, Portalis will provide the Eyre Peninsula’s grain growers with much-needed infrastructure that will better connect them to the world. 

With a site spanning 1,100 hectares, this is an enduring investment in the region. Over time, Portalis will be able to meet the needs of a broader range of the Peninsula’s minerals and agriculture producers through better export and import channels, and the potential to become a regional hub for other agricultural, resources and energy activities.

Once fully developed, Cape Hardy will be of national significance as the only port between Esperance and Port Kembla that can accommodate Capesize vessels. This makes it a key enabler of the proposed $2.4 billion Central Eyre Iron Project and a number of other resource projects on the Eyre Peninsula that currently lack an efficient export path to global markets. 

This is a quarter of billion dollars investment that will support the Eyre Peninsula’s primary producers, help the region develop and diversify its economy, and support South Australia’s growth ambitions.

Portalis is a joint venture between EPCBH, Iron Road Developments and Macquarie Capital.

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900 metre jetty, wharf and landholding of 1,100 hectares at Cape Hardy, approximately 7km south of Port Neill on the Eyre Peninsula.


Our team


Iron Road Ltd is the 100% owner of the Central Eyre Iron Project, an advanced, long-life iron ore mining, beneficiation and infrastructure development on the Eyre Peninsula, South Australia.  

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Macquarie Capital combines specialist expertise, innovative advice and flexible capital solutions to help our clients and partners make opportunity reality. Macquarie Capital is an operating group of Australian-headquartered global financial institution Macquarie Group.

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Formed in August 2017 by a group of Eyre Peninsula farmers, EPCBH pursues opportunities to improve competitiveness for grain growers. 

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Rob Kerin is a former Premier of South Australia, in 2001-02, and served as Deputy Premier from 1998 to 2001. He was also Leader of the Opposition from 2002 to 2006. In addition to his position as Project Chair for the Cape Hardy Stage 1 port project, Rob is Executive Chair of Primary Producers SA, Chairman of Regional Development SA, Director of South Australian National Football League, Deputy Chair Australian Country Football Council, Deputy Chair of Variety (SA) and Board member of Brand SA. 


Rob has a connection to South Australia’s primary producers that spans many years including his time in public life.  He is passionate about the Eyre Peninsula, and has a deep knowledge of its strengths and its potential to become a more diverse primary producer of even greater global standing.  He believes the Cape Hardy port project is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to provide the key infrastructure that will help the EP realise that potential.

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Project Chair,
the Hon Rob Kerin