Hear from our Project Chair, the Hon Rob Kerin

As a passionate supporter of the farming and grower community in South Australia, I believe the Cape Hardy port project will be transformational. It will be a critical driver of competition and lower costs, which will put money back in the pockets of growers, and contribute to improved competitiveness of our exports. 


The Cape Hardy port is a staged project and has planning approval to evolve into a multi-commodity and multi-user facility. Having such world-class capacity on the Eyre Peninsula will not only give the region’s growers better access to global markets, it will also support the diversification and long-term strength of the local economy and South Australia’s growth ambitions. This is a project for current and future generations.

Latest news

Update on grain-led Cape Hardy Stage 1 port development project 

Portalis today provides an update on Stage I of the multi-commodity, deep water port development proposal for Cape Hardy. Stage I involves launching the port as a grain-led export hub, capable of handling other commodities, with larger-scale iron concentrate exports and other industrial activities on the 1,200-hectare site to take place from Stage II onwards.  

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Tuesday 23 November 2021

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Senior South Australian executive appointed to drive Cape Hardy port project forward 

Experienced South Australia infrastructure executive Andrew Newman has been appointed as Project Director of Portalis, the developer of the proposed multi-commodity deep-water port located at Cape Hardy, 7km south of Port Neill, on the Eyre Peninsula.

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Monday 15 March 2021

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EPCBH grower update 

Portalis supports EPCBH and encourages growers on the Eyre Peninsula to attend the upcoming grower information sessions.

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Monday 1 February 2021


Former Premier appointed to head Cape Hardy port project, joint venture named Portalis 

Former South Australian Premier and widely respected farming advocate Rob Kerin has been appointed Project Chair of the proposed $250 million Cape Hardy port project (Stage 1) on Eyre Peninsula, South Australia. 

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Monday 7 December 2020

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Frequently asked questions 

What is Portalis?


Portalis is the name of the joint venture developing the proposed $250 million Cape Hardy Stage 1 port project on the Eyre Peninsula, South Australia. Portalis brings together project partners Iron Road Limited, Eyre Peninsula Co-Operative Bulk Handling Limited (EPCBH) and Macquarie Capital, a division of Australian-headquartered Macquarie Group. 


Former South Australian premier and widely respected farming advocate the Hon Rob Kerin is the Project Chair for the Cape Hardy Stage 1 port project.

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Macquarie Capital joins
$250 million Cape Hardy Stage 1 Port Development 

A $250 million multi-commodity and multi-user deep-water port proposed at Cape Hardy on the Eyre Peninsula has taken another important step with Macquarie Capital signing a joint development agreement with Iron Road (ASX: IRD) and Eyre Peninsula Co-operative Bulk Handling Limited (EPCBH) in relation to the Cape Hardy Stage 1 port project (“Project”).

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Thursday 24 September 2020

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