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Public Consultation of Draft Port Overlay

12 December, 2019, Posted By tvlchamber

Port of Townsville Header logo Banner (11)The public consultation period for the Draft port overlay for the priority Port of Townsville will close 5:00pm Monday 16 December 2019.

The public consultation period provides you with an opportunity to make a formal submission on the draft port overlay in accordance with the Sustainable Ports Development Act 2015 (Ports Act). Submissions will be considered during the preparation of the final port overlay.

How to make a submission

A formal submission must be made in writing to the Minister for Transport and Main Roads, stating the name and contact details (email and/or postal address) of each person or entity making the submission. Submissions can be sent via email to TownsvillePortMasterPlan@tmr.qld.gov.au or posted to:

Sustainable Ports Planning
Transport Strategy and Planning
Department of Transport and Main Roads
GPO Box 1549
Brisbane QLD 4001

About the draft port overlay

Under the Ports Act, the port overlay is the regulatory instrument that implements the master plan to guide future development to achieve the long-term vision of the master plan.

To view the draft port overlay and information about how to make a submission visit the TMR website at www.tmr.qld.gov.au/SustainablePorts-Townsville


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