To promote information-sharing and consultation, we host community reference groups at the Ports of Mackay and Hay Point.

Running for almost 20 years, the Community Reference Groups (CRGs) provide a forum for NQBP and community representatives to discuss issues of mutual interest relating to port operations and development.

The CRGs are made up of representatives from local businesses, port industry, indigenous and recreational groups and the general community.

Meetings are held four times a year at each location.

All of our representatives are volunteers and we thank them all for their time, commitment and passion for the port and their communities.

Please contact the Community Relations team if you need more information: communications@nqbp.com.au

  • Terms of Reference 2021-24

    Members

    • Nicolas Fertin, Chief Executive Officer, NQBP (Community Reference Group Chair)
    • Cr Pauline Townsend, Mackay Regional Council representative
    • Jason Britton, Maritime Safety Queensland representative
    • Deb Clark, Yuwi Native Title Holder representative
    • Geoff Berger, Business representative – Chamber of Commerce
    • Michael de Pinto, Business representative
    • Charlie Morgan, Environmental representative
    • Katrina Dent, Environmental representative
    • Glenn Anderson, Port industry representative - Chevron
    • Rachael Haycock, Port industry representative - Viva Energy
    • Justin Durant, Port industry representative - Gulf Agency Company
    • Alison Jones, Recreational representative
    • Lindsay Richardson, Recreational representative
    • Neale Proctor, Community representative
    • Edan Stolberg, Community representative
    • Neville Duncan, Community representative
    • Elizabeth Warren, Community representative
    • Shane Hamilton, Community representative

    Mackay Community Reference Group

    Agendas, Minutes and Presentations

    DateAgendasMinutesPresentations
    Tuesday 9 September 2021AgendaMinutesNQBP
    Thursday 10 June 2021 Agenda MinutesNQBP
    DTMR Master Planning 
    Thursday 11 March 2021 Agenda MinutesNQBP
    Thursday 12 November 2020 AgendaMinutesNQBP
    Thursday 6 August 2020 AgendaMinutes NQBP
    Thursday 14 May 2020 AgendaMinutesNQBP
    Wednesday 5 February 2020 AgendaMinutesNQBP
    Wednesday 6 November 2019 AgendaMinutesNQBP
    Wednesday 4 September 2019 AgendaMinutesNQBP
    Wednesday 5 June 2019 AgendaMinutesNQBP
    Wednesday 6 February 2019 AgendaMinutesCRG Port Tour
    Wednesday 7 November 2018 AgendaMinutesNQBP
  • Terms of Reference 2021-24

    Members

    • Nicolas Fertin, Chief Executive Officer NQBP (Community Reference Group Chair)
    • Cr Karen May, Mackay Regional Council representative
    • Jason Britton, Maritime Safety Queensland representative
    • Rotating representative, Yuwi Native Title Holder
    • Charlie Morgan, Environmental representative
    • Katrina Dent, Environmental representative
    • Christopher Schloss, Community representative
    • George Stace, Community representative
    • Cathy Fredericks, Community representative
    • Kerry Flynn, Community representative
    • Marilyn Maher, Community representative
    • Peter Douglass, Community representative
    • Tom Andrews Community representative
    • Tom Liddell Community representative
    • Geoff Berger, Business representative – Chamber of Commerce
    • Judy Langdon, Business representative
    • Crispian Mallise, BMA representative
    • Gareth Large, BMA representative
    • Peter Wotherspoon, DBI representative
    • Steve Rae, DBCT representative
    • Katie Evetts, Aurizon representative

    Hay Point Community Reference Group

    Agendas, Minutes and Presentations

    DateAgendasMinutesPresentations
    Wednesday 10 November 2021AgendaMinutesNQBP
    Wednesday 8 September 2021AgendaMinutesNQBP
    Thursday 9 June 2021 Agenda MinutesNQBP
    DTMR Master Planning 
    Wednesday 10 March 2021 Agenda MinutesNQBP
    Wednesday, 11 November 2020 AgendaMinutesNQBP
    DBCT  Expansion Planning Update
    Wednesday, 5 August 2020 AgendaMinutesNQBP
    Wednesday 13 May 2020 AgendaMinutesNQBP
    Thursday 6 February 2020 AgendaMinutesNQBP
    Thursday 7 November 2019 AgendaMinutesNQBP
    Thursday 5 September 2019 AgendaMinutesNQBP
    Thursday 6 June 2019 AgendaMinutesNQBP
    DBCTM Master Plan Update
    Thursday 7 February 2019 AgendaMinutesNQBP
    Thursday 8 November 2018 AgendaMinutesNQBP 
    DBCT Master Planning