Cairns Shipping Development project - Revised draft environmental impact statement

Closes 25 Aug 2017

Opened 12 Jul 2017


Queensland's Coordinator-General invites you to have your say on the revised draft environmental impact statement (EIS) for the Cairns Shipping Development Project.

After assessing the draft EIS and the submissions made on the EIS, the Coordinator-General asked Far North Queensland Ports Corporation Ltd (trading as Ports North) to prepare additional information.

Additional information can include:

  • corrections, clarification and further information to that provided in the EIS—as requested in state government advisory agency and public submissions
  • results from additional studies requested by advisory agencies or the Coordinator-General
  • a description of any changes or refinements to the project proposed by the proponent since the EIS was released.

The Coordinator-General seeks your views on whether the revised draft EIS adequately responds to the issues raised in submissions on the EIS. 

The Coordinator-General will consider all properly made submissions, the draft EIS and the revised draft EIS before preparing a final evaluation report either refusing or approving the project.

How to comment

There are a number of different ways to provide comments on the revised draft EIS. You only need to provide comments using one of these methods. Replicated responses received through different methods will only be counted as one submission.  

1. Read the revised draft EIS here 


Visit one of the following display locations between 12 July 2017 and 25 August 2017 to view a printed copy of the revised draft EIS:

  • Cairns City Library, 151 Abbott Street, Cairns
  • Smithfield Branch, Cairns Library, 70 Cheviot St, Smithfield
  • State Library of Queensland, Cultural Centre, Stanley Place, South Bank, Brisbane

2. Provide your submission by clicking on the 'Make a submission' link below


Send your submission to one of the following:


Project manager – Cairns Shipping Development project
Coordinated Project Delivery Division
Office of the Coordinator-General
PO Box 15517
City East Qld 4002 Australia

Fax: +61 7 3220 6502 

Note: If you wish to attach anything (e.g. maps, images or supporting documents), please use the email option instead of the online form.

Relevant links

More information about the project

Download a submission form (for hard copy submissions)

View the Cairns Shipping Developent project draft EIS

Read more about the coordinated project EIS process

Final Terms of Reference

Have your say on the revised draft EIS


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