NQBP: Annual Report 2012-2013 (Australia)

Annual Report 2012-2013

North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation has announced the Annual Report 2012-2013. This report is a summary of the performance of North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation Limited (NQBP) during 2012-13.

The purpose of this report is to provide NQBP’s shareholding Ministers and other stakeholders with a comprehensive source of information about its work throughout this period.

“NQBP is committed to supporting the economic growth of Queensland by providing world-class port facilities and a high level of customer service to be recognised as a major Australian port authority. NQBP’s experienced leadership team supports and encourages its staff as they work together to achieve the success which characterises NQBP as an exceptional organisation,” the officials announced.

Public Environmental Report for Abbot Point capital dredging NQBP prepared a draft Public Environmental Report (PER) for the Port of Abbot Point Terminal 0, Terminal 2 and Terminal 3 (T0, T2 and T3) capital dredging project.

The aim of the PER was to provide information for the assessment of potential impacts the project is likely to have on the existing environment at Abbot Point. This PER covers a proposed capital dredging project comprising of up to 3 million metres3 of sediment to support development across these three coal terminals.

The report was completed in accordance with the requirements of the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC) and the project is still awaiting a final approval decision.

Future expansions proposed for Abbot Point

Following a fresh review of expansion demand and alternatives for terminal expansions beyond the currently planned T0-T3 terminals, the Queensland Government commenced a Registration of Interest process for the allocation of further terminal capacity at the Port with the proposed project to be known as AP-X.

Two proponents have been invited to move to Stage Two of the AP-X process. They are mining group Anglo American and NorthHub (an Aurizon and Lend Lease joint venture).

The AP-X process reflects the Queensland

Government’s preference for encouraging staged terminal expansion and development.

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Press Release, October 2, 2013