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Master Planning

As the region’s economy grows so, too, does our need to ensure our ports stay in step.

This is fundamental to our vision: to be a successful, sustainable Port operator and a valued contributor to regional economic growth.

We are conducting a Ports Master Planning Project to assist in plotting a balanced course for our land use, infrastructure and operation decisions over the next 30 years.

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Our Fact Sheets (below) explain the stages of our Project and Strategy.

Project Summary Fact Sheet

Project Update #1

Project Update #2 November 2019

Initial Feedback

Our initial master planning stakeholder survey conducted in April/May, 2019, led to a number of important issues being highlighted for the project team which included:

  • Activating and Supporting Economic Activity in North Queensland
  • Protecting and Managing Port Access/Supply Chains (Road, Rail and Sea) 
  • Protecting Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Values
  • Supporting a Leading Marine Maintenance Precinct
  • Providing Confidence for Investment
  • Port Security and the Safety of People Working There 
  • Preserving a Range of Options for Future Port Developments
  • Ensuring Robust Biosecurity Management (ie Quarantine Issues)

We value your input and now look forward to shaping our Master Planning Project process with the region's range of interests  at its core (ie, cargo handling, cruise ships, fishing, marine maintenance, navy and defence capabilities, recreational marinas and reef fleet opportunities, etc). 

From Here

Together with lead technical consultants to the Master Planning Project, GHD Advisory,  work is focusing on baseline assessment and opportunities analysis. 

This involves extensive consultation with key port users, interest groups and a range of prospective port users.

Should you have questions regarding the Project please email


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