Responsible Agency: Gladstone Ports Corporation
Proposal Stage of Development: Preliminary Business Case Underway
Planned Stage End Date: Q1 2017
Estimated Cost of Delivery: $65–$80 million*
Date of Publication: December 2016 (for period 4 June 2016 – 3 December 2016)


The movement of larger vessels (draft over 14 metres) through the Clinton Channel at the Port of Gladstone is resulting in interaction of forces between the passing vessel and vessels berthed at the RG Tanna Coal Terminal. These forces impact on the safe mooring and operations at the terminal.


The objective of the proposal is to create a safer environment for vessels berthed at the RG Tanna Coal Terminal when larger vessels using the Clinton Channel pass by. The options being assessed are:

  • controlling transit speed and utilising tugs to control vessels berthed at time of transit
  • introducing a new mooring system
  • deepening of Clinton Bypass Channel
  • widening of Clinton Channel.


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* A range is provided by Responsible Agency as a number of options are still being considered.