RAJ REPORT

Will the $1.5 BILLION Port Expansion Project – Port of Townsville also be stoped by the Queensland Government

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Port Expansion Project

 

The Port of Townsville’s outlook for the future is strong, with trade volume anticipated to treble in the next 20 years if appropriate strategic planning and investment is undertaken.

Port of Townsville Limited proposes an expansion of the Port of Townsville to accommodate this growth over a planning horizon to 2040.

A number of additional berths (six) and land reclamation (approximately 100ha) will be required to accommodate this forecast trade increase through the construction of a new outer harbour. Deepening and other minor modifications to the approach channels (the Platypus and Sea Channels) will also be required to improve accessibility for vessels and allow for increased shipping movements.

An interactive timeline containing project milestones, fact sheets, and contact details has been provided above to enable all stakeholders to easily track this significant undertaking.

Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) Progress update:

Queensland approvals process

  • The EIS public notification period for Queensland submissions closed on 13 May 2013.
  • A total of 122 submissions were received from government agencies, businesses, community groups, non-government organisations and private individuals
  • The Queensland Government has advised Port of Townsville Limited that it requires all submissions to be addressed and further information on a number of key issues to be provided.
  • The Port of Townsville Supplementary EIS is expected to be completed in December 2014.  Submissions received are still being reviewed in the context of the project scope to ensure they are adequately addressed.

Commonwealth approvals process

  • The EIS public notification period for Commonwealth submissions closed on 27 May 2013.
  • A total of 179 submissions were received from businesses, community groups, non-government organisations and private individuals
  • The Corporation will address all submissions in a response to DoE and GBRMPA.

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Port Expansion Project – Port of Townsville.

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