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Port of Mackay Projects

In September 2020 we announced a $17 million package of infrastructure works for the Port of Mackay and the Port of Hay Point.

ProjectOverviewStatus and key dates

New tug berth facility

  • Construction of a new purpose-built, tug facility inside the port for its critical towage operation.
  • The facility will cater for the current fleet requirements and support future expansion.
Tenders awarded - works underway

Media release
 Completed works 
Mt Bassett Reservoir Demolition
  • Mt Bassett water reservoir was identified as having reached the end of its useful life as part of NQBP’s maintenance and repairs program
  • A safety inspection showed the demolition of the reservoir was necessary due to structural integrity issues.


Media announcement

Wharf 1 upgrade

  • This investment will improve infrastructure capability to handle extra-long (85m to 95m) cargoes to attract new trade opportunities and diversify.
  • The construction works will involve extension of Wharf 1 access bridge to enable trade of longer breakbulk material, for example rail projects.

Media release  26 July 2021

Media release  11 December 2020

Wharf 4 eastern access deck upgrade

  • Upgrade the Wharf 4 Eastern access deck to a custom steel deck increasing its width and capacity to accommodate over mass RoRo cargoes.
  • This investment will improve NQBP’s RoRo trade capabilities and create opportunities for trade diversification by enabling heavier and wider cargoes through the port.


Media release  5 February  2021

Media release 7 September 2020

Maintenance Dredging

  • Essential maintenance dredging at the Port of Mackay in early December 2020.
  • Maintenance dredging ensures efficient, navigable shipping depths for port users.


Media Release 24 December 2020

Media release  30 November  2020

Western Revetment

  • Stabilisation works on a deteriorated sheet pile wall within the port area to improve safety.
  • The sheet piling were remnants from an old temporary dry dock built for the construction of the Hay Point Jetty in 1973.
  • The works will involve placement of 15,000 tonnes of rock material sourced from local quarries to form a new revetment structure.


Media  release  5 February  2021

Mackay Port Project Map

Port of Hay Point Projects

In September 2020 we announced a $17 million package of infrastructure works for the Port of Mackay and the Port of Hay Point.


Port of Hay Point – Administration building refurbishment

  • Essential refurbishment and upgrade of the interior fit outs and utilities of the building.
  • The refurbishment and upgrade works will extend the usable life and cater for continued operation and usage of the building.
Tender awarded - works underway.

Media release

Port of Abbot Point / Bowen Wharf


Bowen Wharf Repair Project

  • The project will include the repair or replacement of some of the Wharf’s timber members.
  • Repair works will ensure the 150-year-old Wharf remains available to the public and continues to provide temporary towage infrastructure for Abbot Point’s towage operations.
  • NQBP appreciates the Wharf is popular for recreational activities such as fishing and will aim to keep some public access throughout the works provided it is safe and practical to do so.


Media release 11 January 2021

Media release 16 August 2021


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