DEVELOPMENT AT BELL BAY
- A $10 million investment will improve berthing at Bell Bay, optimising port facilities for industry.
- Investment will enable forestry and mining exports from multiple berths, replacement of fuel pipelines and increased capacity for fuel storage.
- A new transport and wash-down system will assist forestry exports.
EXTENDED CAPACITY AT DEVONPORT
- A $50-$60 million development will extend berthing facilities for passengers, cargo and freight.
- Accommodate the new Spirit of Tasmania vessels arriving in 2021, allowing an additional 160,000 passengers annually to enter Devonport.
- Extension of berthing facilities for leading Australian transport and logistics providers.
- Benefits for commercial fishing with opportunity to add marina and public event facilities.
INCREASED SEA FREIGHT CAPACITY AT BURNIE
- Approximately $80 million will be invested at Burnie, including the proposed international container terminal.
- Increased sea freight capacity and berth extension to accommodate larger Bass Strait container and cargo vessels which are expected to arrive in 2019.
- A new international container terminal will attract direct trade with Asia and double activity at the port.
- Improved logistics and supply chain, with optimised ship loading for minerals exports.
- Improved cruise facilities, enabling more ship visits and tourism.
HOBART: NEW CRUISE AND ANTARCTIC PRECINCTS
- TasPorts will invest $50-$60 million to update Hobart’s valuable working port facilities which sustain Tasmania’s growing tourism and trade.
- The cruise precinct at Macquarie Wharf will provide additional berths for cruise vessels, allowing services to grow with demand.
- A new Antarctic precinct will support the Tasmanian Antarctic Gateway Strategy and attract further international programs.
- A larger berth for RSV Nuyina, Australia’s latest ice breaker research vessel, which will arrive mid-2020.
- Enhancing Sullivan’s Cove as a visitor-friendly waterfront tourist destination.