North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation (NQBP) Acting CEO Belinda Kenny in response to State Budget - announcement of $50 million funding for Bowen Wharf.
“NQBP has thanked the Queensland Government for its significant funding contribution towards the future of the Bowen Wharf.
“The $50 million injection in the State Budget will breathe new life into the Bowen Wharf.
“The commercial role of the 150-year-old Bowen Wharf has changed significantly over recent years, from its heyday as an export wharf for cattle and coal last century, the wharf today supports towage operations for the Abbot Point export terminal.
“What has not changed is its importance to the local community as a reminder of the region’s rich history and a modern-day magnet for everyone from walkers to fishers and photographers.
“With this significant funding, visitors and locals alike will benefit from a revitalised public facility for generations to come.
“NQBP will soon commence engagement with stakeholders and the local community to shape the future of the wharf revitalisation project.”
Video footage is available upon request.
Image 01: Minister for Transport and Main Roads Mark Bailey made the announcement at Bowen Wharf with NQBP Acting CEO Belinda Kenny and Whitsunday Regional Council Mayor Julie Hall.
Image 02: Bowen Chamber of Commerce Vice Chair Tony Bale and Chair Bruce Hedditch, NQBP Board Director Tony Mooney, Minister for Transport and Main Roads Mark Bailey, Whitsunday Regional Council Mayor Julie Hall, NQBP CEO Belinda Kenny, Bowen Collinsville Enterprise Chair Paul McLaughlin, NQBP Board Chair Jane McTaggart, NQBP Board Directors Lynn Smart and Monica McKendry.
Image 03: From its heyday as an export wharf for cattle and coal to supporting towage operations for the Port of Abbot Point, the role of the 150-year-old Bowen Wharf has changed over the years.
North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation contact:
Lorelei van Dalen | Community & Stakeholder Advisor
07 4969 0772 | firstname.lastname@example.org