As a port authority for some of Australia’s largest export ports, NQBP delivers an approach based on sustainable planning, leading environmental management in its dredging and other activities, and rigorous monitoring of its ports’ environments. NQBP has an Environmental Management System developed to comply with AS/ISO 14001:2004 to ensure continual improvement in environmental performance.
NQBP leases land or infrastructure to other organisations to carry out port-related activities and has a planning, coordinating, facilitation and development function in the port. Generally, NQBP only operates port facilities in the Port of Mackay. The operators of facilities in the port generally have control over potential impacts of their activities, and any environmentally relevant activities they undertake are licensed by either the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection or the local council.