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Townsville Port Expansion Project

Project overview*

EIS status Approved with conditions
Description Expansion of the Port of Townsville to accommodate forecast growth in trade at the port and address current capacity constraints.
Proponent Port of Townsville Ltd
Location/s Port of Townsville. Map
Local government/s Townsville City Council
Investment $1.64 billion
Key features
  • capital dredging of 11.48 million cubic metres of sediment to widen and deepen the Sea and Platypus Channels and an expanded harbour basin
  • establishing a 152 hectare reclamation area
  • construction of 4 km of rock revetments and a 700 m western breakwater (subject to need)
  • construction of six new berths.
  • 174 (construction)
  • 180 (operational)

* Project information supplied by proponent and subject to change.

Environmental impact statement (EIS) process

Date Activity
5 February 2018 Commonwealth Minister for the Environment's approval of 'controlled action', subject to conditions.
29 September 2017 Coordinator-General's evaluation report on final EIS (PDF icon 3.4 MB) released.
8 October 2016 to 7 November 2016 Additional information to the EIS (AEIS) public consultation
30 July 2013 Additional information to the EIS requested by Coordinator-General.
23 March 2013 to
13 May 2013
EIS public consultation
16 February 2012 Terms of reference for EIS (PDF icon 860 KB) released.
29 October 2011 to
25 November 2011
Draft terms of reference for EIS public consultation.
1 July 2011 Project deemed a 'controlled action' by Commonwealth Minister for the Environment. More information
26 May 2011 Project referred to Commonwealth Minister for the Environment.
23 May 2011 Gazettal of 'coordinated project' declaration (PDF icon 84 KB)
20 April 2011 Application, including initial advice statement (PDF icon 2.54 MB), submitted.

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Last updated: 09 Nov 2021