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Project overview*

EIS status EIS active
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
  • new deepwater outer harbour
  • 6 x additional berths in new harbour
  • deepening and widening of existing approach channels
  • reclamation of 152 hectares of existing harbour for new berths, bulk cargo storage and a rail loop.
  • 174 (construction)
  • 180 (operational)

* Project information supplied by proponent and subject to change.

Environmental impact statement (EIS) process

Date Activity
Currently The Coordinator-General's evaluation report on the EIS is being prepared.
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.

Read more about the EIS process.