30-Year Two-Port Master Plan

As the region’s economy grows, it is critical that Ports North ensures that our ports stay in step.

To build on our long history of supporting the economic growth of communities in Far North Queensland, Ports North has prepared a ’30-Year Two-Port Master Plan’ for the Ports of Cairns and Mourilyan.

Developed in consultation with more than 100 stakeholder groups over a period of 18 months, it has helped lay the foundations for new opportunities at the Port of Cairns, including expansions of the Cairns Marine Precinct and HMAS Cairns as well as growth in tourism, project cargo and coastal freight. It also identifies growth in sugar and molasses, along with opportunities for additional magnetite, silica sands and fuel at the Port of Mourilyan.

Consistent with our vision to be “a successful, sustainable port operator and a valued contributor to regional economic growth” the master plan prioritises ‘’sustainable growth” and seeks to balance the competing needs of the wide variety of seaport users, operators and stakeholders at both ports.

The Master Plan outlines the most appropriate landside and waterside development pathways for each port in response to a growing regional population, economy and industry base.

Click on the image below to view a video regarding the 30-Year Two-Port Master Plan


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