Cairns Shipping Development Project
|EIS status||Approved with conditions|
|Description||Upgrades at the Port of Cairns to improve access for larger ships, including cruise ships|
|Proponent||Far North Queensland Ports Corporation Ltd (trading as Ports North)|
|Location/s||Port of Cairns. Map|
|Local government/s||Cairns Regional Council|
* Project information supplied by proponent and subject to change.
Environmental impact statement (EIS) process
|28 November 2018||Commonwealth Minister for Environment's approval of controlled action subject to conditions.|
|28 February 2018||
Coordinator-General's report on the EIS on the EIS ( 8.8 MB) released.
Supplementary documentation provided by proponent.
|22 December 2017||The Coordinator-General accepted the draft EIS as the final EIS.|
|12 July 2017 to 25 August 2017||Revised draft EIS public consultation.|
|20 December 2016||Coordinator-General extended the project declaration lapse date from 30 June 2017 to 31 December 2017.|
|18 December 2015||Coordinator-General extended the project declaration lapse date from 31 March 2016 to 30 June 2017.|
|28 July 2015||Revised draft EIS requested by Coordinator-General.|
|29 June 2015||Coordinator-General extended the coordinated project declaration lapse date to 31 March 2016.|
|18 April 2015 to 1 June 2015||Draft EIS public consultation|
|10 September 2014||Coordinator-General extended the coordinated project declaration lapse date to 30 June 2015.|
|30 November 2012||Final terms of reference for EIS ( 495 KB) issued.|
|4 October 2012||Commonwealth Minister for the Environment decided the project is a 'controlled action'.|
|29 September 2012 to
29 October 2012
|Draft terms of reference for EIS public consultation.|
|24 September 2012||Gazettal of 'coordinated project' declaration ( 117 KB)|
|6 September 2012||Project referred to Commonwealth Minister for the Environment.|
|3 September 2012||Application, including initial advice statement ( 2.5 MB), submitted.|
For more information, visit the Ports North website.
Last updated: 17 Aug 2022