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The Coordinator-General undertakes planning studies to better understand the development opportunities and constraints within the Abbot Point SDA.

The study reports are a source of information for proponents, government and the community about the potential locations for industry and infrastructure within the Abbot Point SDA.

They provide the foundation for further planning by government and detailed site-based planning by proponents.

To understand the existing conditions within the Abbot Point SDA, it is important stakeholders rely not only on these planning studies but also other information (e.g. Abbot Point Cumulative Impact Assessment and project-related environmental impact statements).

Abbot Point SDA Multi-user Infrastructure Corridor Study

Abbot Point State Development Area Multi-user Infrastructure Corridor Study (PDF icon 5.7 MB) - identifies a multi-user infrastructure corridor that runs from the northern part of the SDA's Industry Precinct to proposed port facilities at the Port of Abbot Point.

Land and Infrastructure Planning Study for the Central Portion of the Abbot Point SDA

Land and Infrastructure Planning Study for the Central Portion of the Abbot Point State Development Area (PDF icon 5.7 MB) - identifies:

  • potential industries
  • indicative development parcels, internal road network and Bruce Highway interchange
  • infrastructure connections to proposed port facilities at the Port of Abbot Point.

Suitability Assessment for LNG Industry at Abbot Point

Suitability Assessment for LNG Industry at Abbot Point (PDF icon 3.8 MB) - describes the land and infrastructure requirements for LNG facilities (including processing, transport, storage and export facilities) along with the LNG industry's implications for the future development of Abbot Point. The report considers four potential sites for the LNG industry (which does not prevent other sites from also being considered).

Kaili (Caley) Valley Wetlands Baseline Report

Kaili (Caley) Valley Wetlands Baseline Report (PDF icon 5.8 MB) - describes the environmental values of the wetlands. The report is based on information available as at mid-2011.