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Master planning for the priority Port of Abbot Point

Port of Abbot Point
Photo courtesy of North Queensland Bulk Ports.

The Queensland Government is leading master planning for the priority Port of Abbot Point in accordance with the Sustainable Ports Development Act 2015 (Ports Act) and the Reef 2050 Long-Term Sustainability Plan (Reef 2050 Plan).

About the port

The priority Port of Abbot Point is located 25km north of Bowen, between the regional centres of Townsville and Mackay. 

The Port of Abbot Point is Australia's most northern coal export port. The location of the port is strategically significant as it is situated away from urban development and one of the few places along Australia's eastern coast where naturally deep water is close to shore. The proximity of the port to the Bowen and Galilee Basin and major road and rail transport corridors mean it is well positioned for future growth.

Read more about the priority Port of Abbot Point.

Status of port master planning

The draft master plan and draft port overlay for the priority Port of Abbot Point have been released for public consultation in accordance with the Sustainable Ports Development Act 2015.

Community consultation

The Queensland Government welcomes community feedback as an important part of finalising the master plan and port overlay.

We are holding 2 community information sessions at:

  • PCYC Bowen 
    corner of Hay Street and Queens Road
    BOWEN  QLD  4805

Due to illness, dates for the public information sessions have been re-scheduled to:

  • Thursday 24 November between 4–6pm
  • Friday 25 November between 10am–12pm

The community information sessions provide a forum for the project team to share information and to answer the community's questions about the master planning for the priority Port of Abbot Point.

You can download the draft master plan and draft port overlay to review, or you can review a copy of the drafts in person at:

  • Bowen Library
    67 Herbert Street
    BOWEN  QLD  4805
  • Department of Transport and Main Roads (by appointment via email)
    6 Herbert Street
    BOWEN  QLD  4805
  • Department of Transport and Main Roads (by appointment via email)
    61 Mary Street
    BRISBANE  QLD  4000 

The Priority ports master planning guideline has been developed to help the community and other stakeholders better understand priority port master planning. It outlines the master planning process and matters considered when developing a master plan.

 
Last updated
01 November 2022