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Port of Cairns left of PRIORITY LIST like everything else —–Where does the $250 million in GST revenue created by the Tourism Industry in Cairns go—-State Government says Bill will protect reef | Bundaberg NewsMail————–The priority ports, Townsville, Abbot Point, Gladstone, Hay Point/Mackay, represent trade worth $32 billion and shifted 77 per cent of the total throughput of all Queensland ports in 2013-20

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The Bill will:

• prevent disposal of capital dredge spoil from ports in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area

• stop development of new ports in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area

• mandate master plans for all four priority ports, supporting further local development and investment.

Dr Lynham said master planning would make the port precincts more attractive to potential developers and investors.

“Port master planning considers marine and land-based impacts, port and supply chain capacity and connectivity, and environmental and community values,” he said.

“It protects sensitive environmental areas, as well as areas that support community needs like boat ramps and recreation areas.

“Master planning also protects areas for future essentials that a growing port will require, such as corridors for roads, rail lines, gas and water pipelines and power lines.

“It helps make port precincts a more attractive development option, by giving greater certainty to potential investors.”

The priority ports, Townsville, Abbot Point, Gladstone, Hay Point/Mackay, represent trade worth $32 billion and shifted 77 per cent of the total throughput of all Queensland ports in 2013-20

 

 

 

State Government says Bill will protect reef | Bundaberg NewsMail.

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