NQBP’s Master Plans will articulate the anticipated development and operations at our ports over the next 20 to 30 years.
NQBP will prepare Master Plans for each of its ports with the intent of clearly communicating our long-term development plans to the community, providing direction to NQBP about future infrastructure investments and staging, and facilitating the development of NQBP’s Land Use Plans.
In order to prepare the Master Plans, NQBP will be reviewing infrastructure capacity and optimisation, identifying environmental constraints and assessing the future trade-related opportunities in the regions.
To ensure the Master Plans reflect the ideas and concerns of NQBP’s stakeholders, feedback will be sought during the development of the Master Plans for each port.
Land Use Plans
The Land Use Plans outline NQBP’s Strategic Port Land and governs the location of new development and operations at our ports.
NQBP’s Land Use Plans are developed in accordance with the Transport Infrastructure Act 1994 and are reviewed and rewritten at least every eight years. All new development on Strategic Port Land must comply with the requirements of the Land Use Plan.
NQBP’s Land Use Plans complement NQBP’s Master Plans.
All new and unapproved development and operations on Strategic Port Land must be approved by NQBP.
NQBP’s Development Guidelines govern the physical and operational aspects of development on NQBP’s Strategic Port Land. NQBP has three Development Guidelines:
- Port of Hay Point Development Guidelines
- Port of Mackay Development Guidelines
- Port of Abbot Point Development Guidelines
Development at the Port of Weipa must comply with the Port of Mackay Development Guidelines.
The Development Guidelines outline the performance criteria that must be satisfied to address NQBP’s assessment requirements.
NQBP’s development assessment application form can be found here.
Note: A new Development Code is being prepared to replace the three Development Guidelines. Like the existing Development Guidelines, the new Development Code will guide the physical and operational aspects of development on NQBP’s Strategic Port Land. The new Development Code will outline the process to obtain NQBP’s approval; the material that must be provided to NQBP to support a new proposal; as well as the criteria that must be satisfied to address NQBP’s assessment requirements.