The Business Case
As one of four Priority Ports under the Sustainable Ports Development Act 2015, Townsville Port is an essential component of the State’s transport network, connecting communities, regions and industry.
The $193 million Channel Capacity Upgrade Project, which is Stage 1 of the Townsville Port Expansion project, is critical for the future growth, competitiveness and resilience of North Queensland. It also delivers on the first major commitment under the Port City initiative of the Townsville City Deal.
The Business Case Executive Summary outlines the direct and indirect benefits of widening the existing navigational channels with a goal of ensuring growth of trade and maximising the efficiency of existing port infrastructure.
Channel widening will provide the safest, most cost effective and environmentally sustainable solution for meeting the freight and supply chain requirements of North Queensland.