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The Queensland Government is committed to sustainable port development and the long-term protection of the Great Barrier Reef.

In accordance with the Sustainable Ports Development Act 2015 (Ports Act), the Queensland Government is advancing master planning for the priority ports of Gladstone, Abbot Point, Townsville and Hay Point/Mackay.

Priority port master planning is a state government port-related commitment of the Reef 2050 Long-Term Sustainability Plan (Reef 2050), a joint Australian and Queensland government strategy for securing the long-term health and resilience of the Great Barrier Reef.

Public consultation is now closed

Public consultation on the draft master plan for the priority Port of Gladstone is now closed. The consultation was conducted from 28 August 2017 to 9 October 2017 and in accordance with the Ports Act.

Submissions received are being considered with a view to preparing a final master plan and master planned area.

The draft master plan, supporting master planning documentation and fact sheets issued during the public consultation program remain available on the website for reference purposes.