Port Land Use Plans
We have prepared two Land Use Plans (LUPs) for all strategic port lands under its management in the Port of Gladstone, Port of Bundaberg and Port of Rockhampton (Port Alma Shipping Terminal). The LUPs are developed in accordance with the Transport Infrastructure Act 1994 and are approved by the Minister of Transport. The LUPs specify our strategic port land, the land proposed to become strategic port land and the current and proposed uses of the land.
We govern the location and types of new development and operations at its ports in accordance with the LUPs. All new development on strategic port land must comply with the requirements of the LUP and associated development codes for code assessable development. The LUPs must be reviewed every eight years and incorporate the outcomes of the Priority Port of Gladstone Master Plan.
The Port of Bundaberg Land Use Plan 2009 is currently under review. A Statement of Proposal to prepare a new plan was released for public comment on 4th November 2017 until 12th January 2018.
Priority Port Master Plan
During the Department of State Development's (DSD) master planning processes, the Port of Gladstone has been identified as one of the four designated priority ports in Queensland, in accordance with the Sustainable Port Development Act 2015. The proposed boundary of the Gladstone port master planning area excludes Port Alma and the Fitzroy Delta, including North Curtis Island and Keppel Bay, which are outside the Gladstone port area.
Port master planning will provide for the long-term sustainable development of the Port of Gladstone. The master plan for the priority port of Gladstone will govern some aspects of port and industry development within the master plan area.
Public consultation on the draft master plan was conducted from late August 2017 to early October 2017.
State Development Area Development Schemes
State Development Areas (SDAs) are areas that have been designated by the Queensland Government in the Port of Gladstone and the Port of Bundaberg. Development in SDA’s is regulated by the Queensland Government in accordance with SDA development schemes.
Where strategic port land is located within an SDA, new development is regulated under the relevant SDA development scheme. However, any aspect of development on strategic port land that is not assessable under the SDA development scheme is assessable under the ports LUP and will still require development approval from GPC.