Winners announced of NQBP’s Design Dream Jetty competition

15 May 2024

Winners of the North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation (NQBP) ‘Design your Dream Jetty’ art competition have been announced from around 100 entries.

NQBP CEO Brendan Webb said the competition provided Bowen youth with an opportunity to create artwork to represent their ideas for a future Jetty.

“We’ve received fantastic ideas from the young people of Bowen. The entries showcased not only creativity in their designs but also practical safety and accessibility features, such as lighting,” Mr Webb said.

“Overwhelmingly, the entries showed how Bowen’s young people envision their future jetty as a place for everyone to enjoy. A place where families can relax, fish, sightsee, and indulge in fish and chips or ice cream.”

The competition is part of the government-owned port authority’s project to develop a concept design for the Bowen Jetty.

Mr Webb said acknowledging history, public amenities and the opportunity for recreational activities will be core considerations in the design.

“Dating from the late 1860s, the current structure is nearing its end of life. However, thanks to a $50 million commitment from the State Government, the future of the jetty has been assured,” he said.

The Design Your Dream Jetty Competition was open to children living in Bowen and the winners of each of the three categories are:

High School Category

  • Winner – $150 EFTPOS card – Sarah, aged 14
  • Encouragement Award – $100 EFTPOS card – Isaac, aged 14

Upper Primary School Category (Year 4 to Year 6)

  • Winner – $100 EFTPOS card – Matilda, aged 10
  • Encouragement Award – $75 EFTPOS card – Ella, aged 10

Lower Primary School Category (Prep to Year 3)

  • Winner – $75 EFTPOS card – Piper, aged 7
  • Encouragement Award – $50 EFTPOS card- Elsie, aged 8

View all of the entries here.

The design competition is just one of the ways NQBP is involving the Bowen community in this project. More information on the Bowen Wharf Project is available on NQBP’s website.

Images for download

NQBP CEO Brendan Webb with Lower Primary School winner Piper and Bowen State Primary Principal Christien Payne.

NQBP Senior Advisor Stakeholder Engagement Stacey Gibson with Upper Primary Encouragement Award winner Ella and St Mary's Catholic School Principal Alicia Ninnes.

Queens Beach State School Acting Principal Nadine Gibbons, NQBP CEO Brendan Webb and General Manager Infrastructure Tim Lewis with  Upper Primary School winner Matilda and Lower Primary School Encouragement Award Elsie.

High School winners Sarah and Encouragement Award winner Isaac with NQBP Project Director Nawar Spear, CEO Brendan Webb and General Manager Infrastructure Tim Lewis.

North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation contact

Amanda Blines | Senior Advisor Brand and Communications
0439 703 330 |