The Cairns Shipping Development Project aims to develop port infrastructure in order to secure a greater share of the international cruise ship market, enhance Naval capacity and improve port efficiencies.Read More
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Ports North has played a significant role in the growth and development of the region over the past 100 years with pioneering developments across export and import facilities, tourism and community well-being.
Our approval process is governed by the Sustainable Planning Act 2009 (SPA) which allows us jurisdictional powers and responsibilities to manage development on our Strategic Port Land.
The SPA ensures any development plan is accountable, effective and efficient and delivers sustainable outcomes; manages the effects on the environment, including the use of premises; and continues the coordination and integration of planning at the local, regional and State levels.