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Master planning for the priority Port of Hay Point/Mackay

Port of Hay Point / Mackay
Photo courtesy of North Queensland Bulk Ports

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

About the ports

The ports of Hay Point and Mackay are a single priority port under the Sustainable Ports Development Act 2015, recognising the trade synergies, complementary functions and close proximity. The priority Port of Hay Point and Mackay is a critical infrastructure asset that provides vital import and export services for Queensland’s mining and agricultural communities.

Port of Hay Point

The Port of Hay Point is located approximately 40km south of Mackay and was originally developed in 1971. As one of the largest dedicated coal ports in the world, it is a major regional economic hub for Queensland and services coal mines in Central Queensland's Bowen and Galilee Basins.

Read more about the priority of Hay Point

Port of Mackay

The Port of Mackay is Queensland's 4th largest multi-commodity port by throughput. It services central Queensland's mining and agricultural industries and has one of the world's largest bulk sugar terminals. The primary commodities traded include fuel, sugar (raw and refined), grain, magnetite, fertiliser and scrap metal.

Read more about the priority Port of Mackay

Status of port master planning

The draft master plan and draft port overlay overlay for the priority Port of Hay Point/Mackay 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 4 community information sessions at:

  • Mackay Surf Club
    LOT 67 E Point Drive
    • Tuesday 25 October between 4pm and 6pm
    • Thursday 17 November between 10am and 12pm
  • Hector Hall
    Louisa Creek
    HAY POINT QLD  4740
    • Wednesday 26 October between 10am and 12pm
    • Wednesday 16 November between 4pm and 6pm

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 Hay Point/Mackay.

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:

  • Gordon White Library
    54 Phillip Street, 
  • Dudley Denny Library
    134 Victoria Street
    MACKAY  QLD  4740
  • Sarina Library
    65 Broad Street
    SARINA  QLD  4737
  • Department of Transport and Main Roads (by appointment via email)
    Corner Endeavour Street and Industrial Street
    MACKAY  QLD  4740
  • Department of Transport and Main Roads
    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
25 October 2022