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The Queensland Ports Strategy (PDF icon 1.9 MB) is the Queensland Government's blueprint for managing and improving the efficiency and environmental management of the state's ports network over the next decade.

The Queensland Government's vision is 'to drive economic growth through the efficient use and development of Queensland's long-established major port areas, while protecting and managing Queensland's outstanding environmental assets.'

As a key action of Governing for Growth, the Queensland Ports Strategy sets the direction for how future port developments will occur in Queensland. Through major reform to port planning, governance, environmental management and supply chain connections, Queensland will lead the way with an efficient port network that supports economic growth and effectively manages environmental objectives.

The Queensland Ports Strategy draws on public feedback on the draft Great Barrier Reef Ports Strategy and the draft Queensland Ports Strategy.

Ports Bill

In late 2014 the Ports Bill 2014 was introduced into State Parliament to implement the policy intent of the Queensland Ports Strategy, including the establishment of Priority Port Development Areas (PPDAs) at certain long-established major ports. The Bill lapsed when the Queensland Government was dissolved following the announcement of the 2015 State election.

Draft PPDA Planning Guideline

The Draft Priority Port Development Area (PPDA) Planning Guideline (PDF icon 269 KB) was developed to assist in the PPDA planning process under the lapsed Ports Bill 2014.

The draft guideline provides a framework for PPDA planning that can be tailored to the individual circumstances of each proposed PPDA. The guideline outlines the assessment and analysis required to establish an evidence base for comprehensive and rigorous PPDA master plans and PPDA development schemes, as well as the recommended content of these plans.

The public consultation period has now closed and responses are being reviewed.

Further information

Archived documents

If you would like to find out more information about the Queensland Ports Strategy:

  • phone 13 QGOV (13 74 68)
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