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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.