Responsible Agency: Port of Townsville Limited
BQ Role: Assist with business case
Proposal Stage of Development: Business case
Current Stage End Date: To be determined by Port of Townsville Limited
Date of Publication: June 2016 (for the period 3 December 2015 – 3 June 2016)


The Port of Townsville’s longer-term trade forecast predicts capacity constraints impacting trade growth.


The objective of the Port of Townsville Port Expansion Project (Stage 1) is to optimise the full extent of capacity of existing berths and to generate the capacity required for projected future trade growth.

The following options are being considered: do nothing, channel widening only, channel widening with one berth, channel widening with two berths as well as a full port expansion.

Stage 1 of the expansion projects involves:

  • the widening of the Sea and Platypus channels from 92 to 135 metres along with a widening of the entrance to 180 metres to cater for larger vessels
  • the creation of rock walls and land reclamation to support the construction of up to two new berths (Berths 12 and/or 14) in the Outer Harbour through the re-use of dredge material.


Complete Business Case.