Master planning for the priority Port of Hay Point/Mackay

The Queensland Government is leading master planning for the priority Port of Hay Point/Mackay to establish a long-term strategic outlook for the ports, and the surrounding land and marine areas vital for their sustainable development.

In accordance with the Sustainable Ports Development Act 2015, a master plan is being prepared to support the sustainable development of priority ports. The master plan will balance long-term economic growth, job creation, environmental values and community interests, while providing protection for the Great Barrier Reef.

Status of port master planning

Master planning for the priority Port of Hay Point/Mackay formally commenced on 5 May 2021, with a notification issued to the port authority and local government.

Preliminary master planning processes are underway to support the preparation of a draft master plan and port overlay that will be released for public consultation.

The Priority ports master planning guideline (PDF, 4.05 MB) has been developed to help the community and other stakeholders better understand priority port master planning. It outlines the master planning process and matters considered when developing a master plan.

Further information about priority port master planning can be found at Master planning for priority ports.