Proposed Abbot Point Growth Gateway Project (EPBC2015/7467)

Closed 18 Sep 2015

Opened 20 Aug 2015


The Director-General of the Queensland Government Department of State Development is proposing to dredge berth pockets and aprons, construct dredged material containment ponds, place dredged material onshore and manage the material including its removal and beneficial reuse within the Port of Abbot Point, North Queensland. The proposed works are adjacent to the existing Abbot Point coal terminal infrastructure, located 25km North of Bowen.

The proposed action is a controlled action under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) and is being assessed by Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The controlling provisions for assessment are:

  • World Heritage properties (sections 12, 15A)
  • National Heritage places (sections 15B, 15C)
  • Listed threatened species and communities (Sections 18, 18A)
  • Listed migratory species (sections 20, 20A)
  • Commonwealth marine areas (sections 23, 24A)
  • Great Barrier Reef Marine Park (sections 24B, 24C).

In accordance with Section 103, the draft EIS will be available for viewing and public comment for a period of 21 business days.

Read the draft Environmental Impact Statement online

The documents can also be viewed electronically at:

or visit the following display locations to view printed copies of the Environmental Impact Statement:

  • The State Library of Queensland, South Bank, Brisbane
  • Mackay City Library, Gordon Street, Mackay
  • Townsville Library, Flinders Street, Townsville
  • Bowen Library, Herbert Street, Bowen.


Please note this consultation closed at 5pm, 18 September 2015.  If you have any queries please contact the project team using the contact details below.



Abbot Point Growth Gateway Project

Department of State Development

PO Box 15009

City East Qld 4002




What happens next

Feedback received during consultation will be reviewed and responded to in the final Environmental Impact Statement.  This will then be provided to the Commonwealth Government for assessment under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.

The Commonwealth Government will review the Environmental Impact Statement and determine whether the proposed project should go ahead and if so, what conditions need to be implemented.


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