The Abbot Point SDA offers the ideal location for industrial and port-related development that requires a large footprint, proximity to a port and separation from sensitive receptors.
Industries considered suitable for the Abbot Point SDA include:
- large-scale, value-adding industrial development
- bulk mineral resource unloading and stockpiling facilities
- mineral processing
- integrated steel mill
- liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility
- fuel storage and associated infrastructure
- extractive industries.
Adjacent to the Abbot Point SDA is the Port of Abbot Point; one of Queensland's priority ports. The Port of Abbot Point currently has a coal export capacity of 50 million tonnes per annum. It comprises rail in-loading facilities, coal handling and stockpiling areas and a single trestle jetty and conveyor connecting to two offshore berths and two ship-loaders which are located 2.8km offshore.