The Port of Mackay comprises an artificial harbour formed by rock breakwaters. Land areas behind the port accommodate over 100 industrial and commercial businesses with substantial areas of vacant land suitable for further development.
It is located five kilometres north of the city of Mackay.
The southern breakwater at the Mackay Marina will be closed to the public until mid-February for general maintenance works.
We understand that the breakwater is a very popular destination for many people, whether for ﬁshing, exercising or just taking in the view back across the marina and port. However, the safety of the construction workforce, as well as members of the general public is extremely important and therefore the breakwater must be closed during these works.
The maintenance works will require placement of about 30,000 tonnes of hard rock along about 400 metres of the outer side of the breakwater wall. This will involve the use of heavy lifting equipment and trucks accessing the breakwater road. Individual rocks will vary in size from about one tonne up to eight tonnes.
The maintenance works will be complemented by upgrading the bitumen road in places where wave action has affected the surface.
Operations at the breakwater will be undertaken between the hours of 6:00am and 6:00pm Monday to Saturday and every effort will be made to minimise disruption to nearby residents and businesses.
As the breakwater will be a construction site, it will be closed to public access on a 24/7 basis until access is reinstated.
Thank you for your patience.
For further information, please phone 1300 129 255.
NQBP is proud to support its local community in Mackay. Through the Corporate Communities Program, NQBP has demonstrated its commitment by recently providing support to the following local organisations and events.
The Mackay Marina Run is the premier community running event for Mackay which raises much-needed funds for the local branch of the Leukaemia Foundation. NQBP supported the event through sponsorship of the volunteers and drink stations.
Some of our staff was among the 2600 people who registered for this event.
Mackay Marine Festival
NQBP was a proud sponsor of the Mackay Marine Festival held at the Harbour in June.
The festival included the Mackay Tinnie and Tackle Show, Offshore Superboat Championships and free entertainment for the children.
NQBP sponsored the kids’ entertainment zone and supplied some additional entertainment for the children to enjoy, such as a treasure hunt, games, jumping castle, climbing rock wall, and face painting.
NQBP is proud to be involved with this growing festival which encourages the community to enjoy the Harbour.
Reef to River Festival Raft Race
NQBP participated in the annual Mackay Reef to River Festival’s raft race which raises funds for childhood cancer support.
Each of the teams participating displayed great sportsmanship throughout the race as they raced towards the finish line while getting pelted with eggs and tomatoes. The event was a great success and NQBP is pleased to support such an important cause, while having a bit of fun.
Reef Guardian School Program – NQBP Grant
NQBP has provided a number of NQBP grants to Reef Guardian Schools in our port communities. Eimeo Road State School was the winning Reef Guardian School from the Mackay region.
NQBP is proud to help schools implement initiatives that support a health Great Barrier Reef.
The Port of Mackay has an extensive history, undergoing significant developments over its near 150-year history.
For a full timeline of the Port of Mackay’s history, click here.
WHO ARE WE?
North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation Limited (NQBP) became a port authority on 1 July 2009, under the Transport Infrastructure Act 1994, for the seaport facilities at Hay Point, Mackay, Abbot Point, Weipa and Maryborough.