Port master planning project advances with GHD on board
The appointment is part of Ports North’s master planning project.
Member for Cairns Michael Healy said GHD had significant experience in master planning ports across Australia.
“They understand local issues too and have recent experience in Cairns with navy, marine maintenance and small craft/reef fleet work,” he said.
“This plan will also look at how the port connects with the CityPort precinct and the Tropical North Global Tourism Hub development precinct, so there is a real opportunity to plan for growth across a range of industries.”
The Port Master Planning Project for Cairns and Mourilyan was announced in April this year.
Ports North chairman Russell Beer said the findings from a community survey conducted in April and May would provide an important base for the GHD project team to continue to engage and seek input from key users, supply chain businesses and stakeholders around both ports.
The master plans at each port will include a range of financially viable growth and development opportunities to meet the future needs of the port, key port users and stakeholders.
Drafts of the master plans for Cairns and Mourilyan are expected in 2020.
More information is available on a dedicated page on the Ports North website.