October 2013, saw the release of the draft Queensland Ports Strategy (QPS) by the Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Infrastructure and Planning, for public consultation.

The Queensland Ports Strategy will be the Queensland Government’s blueprint for managing and improving the efficiency and environmental management of the state’s port network over the next decade.

The strategic objectives of the draft Queensland Ports Strategy include:

  • providing certainty and direction for future port planning
  • supporting environmental protection, in particular for the Great Barrier Reef
  • supporting improvements in the management and productivity of ports and the ports network
  • enhancing supply chain connections
  • facilitating the strategic use of ports.

The draft Queensland Ports Strategy outlines the key actions that will help the Queensland Government achieve its objectives and is available at www.dsdip.qld.gov.au/qps.

The QTLC’s submission to the Queensland Government’s invitation for public comment on the strategy can be found on the QTLC Website to view CLICK HERE.