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Project overview*

EIS status EIS active
Description Duplication of the existing Gatcombe and Golding Cutting Channel in the Port of Gladstone to provide a two-way passage from the outer harbour, around East Banks, to the western side of Facing Island.
Proponent Gladstone Ports Corporation Limited
Location/s Port of Gladstone. Map
Local government/s Gladstone Regional Council
Investment $400 million
Key features
  • new channel with a length of 9.12 km, depth of RL -16.1m and width of 200m (duplicating the existing Gatcombe and Golding Cutting Channel)
  • investigation of onshore and offshore locations for disposal of approximately 12 Mm3 of dredged spoil material
  • relocation of existing, and placement of new, navigational aids for the channel duplication.
  • 100 (construction)
  • 20 (operational)

* Project information supplied by proponent and subject to change.

Environmental impact statement (EIS) process

Date Activity
Currently EIS being prepared by proponent.
23 May 2016 Change to project lapsing date to 30 September 2017.
2 December 2014 Change to project lapsing date to 8 June 2016 has been approved.
8 December 2012 Terms of reference for EIS (PDF icon 532 KB) released.
23 October 2012 Project deemed a 'controlled action' by Commonwealth Minister for the Environment. More information
6 October 2012 to
5 November 2012
Draft terms of reference for EIS public consultation.
26 September 2012 Project referred to Commonwealth Minister for the Environment.
25 September 2012 Gazettal of 'coordinated project' declaration (PDF icon 119 KB)
21 September 2012 Application, including initial advice statement (PDF icon 3 MB), submitted.

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Further information

For more information, visit the Gladstone Ports Corporation website.