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Stakeholder Committees

We have three stakeholder committees that bring together diverse community and industry stakeholders to facilitate discussions about port-related operations and business. The goal of the committees is to work collaboratively to find potential solutions that meet our goal to facilitate northern Australia's trade while protecting the environment and considering community interests. 

 

Port Advisory Body - PAB

Role of PAB is to:

  • Provide input and advise POTL on long term development strategies for the port and services;
  • To receive advice from POTL on initiatives which POTL or other parties may be embarking on which could have direct impact on Port Users and to which Port Users will have input and provide direction on;
  • To represent and input into impact assessments on projects where the Body may have responsibilities or interests connected;
  • To provide a forum for discussion, information exchange and conflict resolution between members;

The members the PAB are Port Users who are regarded as the organisations who have current or future significant long-term interests in land or infrastructure leases in the port area and who are largely responsible for most of the tonnage traded through the Port of Townsville.

Group 1 representatives

                Major Port Users, such as; Puma, BHP, Boral, BP, MIM, Mobil, QNI, QCL, Shell, WWC, KZ, Bulk Sugar

Group 2 representatives

                Service Provider Bodies such as the stevedoring, ship agencies, towage sectors

Group 3 representatives

                POTL, Harbour Master, Government bodies

Planning and Environment Working Group - PEWG 

The Planning and Environment Working Group (PEWG) is a sub-committee of the Port Advisory Body (PAB). It has been established to proactively collaborate as a port community on initiatives that support the ongoing sustainable port operations and future development through port master planning, integrated port wide environmental management, port-city interface planning and community engagement.

Key functions of the PEWG include:

  • providing advice and input into future port master plans to ensure that future planning for developments is sustainable;
  • providing advice and input into the development of port protection measures and city-port interface planning initiatives to ensure that current and future port operations are protected and that port impacts on surrounding communities are minimised and effectively managed;
  • continuous development and implementation of integrated and coordinated environmental management and monitoring initiatives which ensure the protection and maintenance of the port environment;
  • provide a forum for discussion of planning and environmental matters relevant to the management and future operation and development of the Port of Townsville and the development of port submissions and responses to emerging issues;
  • to provide technical support and advice about environmental management initiatives;
  • provide advice on effective mechanisms for communication and consultation with groups interested in port operations including business, government, residents and special interest groups;
  • identify potential positive and negative social, economic and environmental impacts associated with the operation and development of the port and provide recommendations on appropriate monitoring, mitigation and management strategies.

Community Liaison GroupCommunity Liaison Group

Port of Townsville Limited established the Townsville Port Community Liaison Group (CLG) in early 2017 following the success of the Port Stakeholder Working Group (PSWG). The CLG has the scope to include all facets of port operation in its agenda.

The Port Stakeholder Working Group was established in April 2015 to provide a forum for discussion on air quality between Port of Townsville Limited and port operators and key stakeholders including community representatives, North Queensland Conservation Council, relevant Government agencies and Townsville City Council. The PSWG had its final meeting on 30 January 2017. 

The objectives and achievements of the PSWG, as well as a comprehensive list of frequently asked questions about air quality in Townsville can be viewed here PSWG Objectives and Achievements - FAQ.

The CLG is comprised of community members and community groups/organisations (membership list below) who have a strong interest in the operations of the port, port sustainability and future port development plans and work in partnership with the Port team by providing feedback, opinions and input into our operations, stakeholder engagement and future plans.

Members are encouraged to contribute to the bimonthly agenda which includes trade performance and potential new cargo, environmental monitoring results (including air quality), major project information, cruise and defence ship attraction progress, and community engagement, partnership and project initiatives.

The CLG meets on the last Wednesday bimonthly from 5pm-6.30pm, alternating between locations in Townsville and on Magnetic Island.

Minutes of all meetings will be published on this page of the Port of Townsville website. 

View the membership list: CLG Membership. 

Memberships are reviewed every 12 months.  

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CLG Minutes - July 2020

Updated 11th August 2020

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CLG Minutes - February 2020

Updated 30th April 2020

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CLG Minutes - November 2019

Updated 25th February 2020

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CLG Minutes - September 2019

Updated 26th November 2019

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CLG Minutes - July 2019

Updated 26th November 2019

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CLG Minutes - May 2019

Updated 27th September 2019

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CLG Minutes - March 2019

Updated 26th November 2019

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CLG Minutes - February 2019

Updated 26th November 2019

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CLG Minutes - November 2018

Updated 26th November 2019

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CLG Minutes - September 2018

Updated 26th November 2019

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CLG Minutes - July 2018

Updated 11th October 2018

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CLG Minutes - August 2018

Updated 11th October 2018

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CLG Minutes - October 2018

Updated 26th November 2019

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CLG Minutes - June 2018

Updated 11th October 2018

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CLG Minutes - May 2018

Updated 11th October 2018

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CLG Minutes - April 2018

Updated 11th October 2018

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CLG Minutes - March (2) 2018

Updated 14th May 2018

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CLG Minutes March (1) - 2018

Updated 14th May 2018

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Pechakucha Presentation on CCU

Updated 1st May 2018

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CLG Minutes - November 2017

Updated 11th October 2018

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CLG Minutes - October 2017

Updated 4th December 2017

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CLG Minutes - September 2017

Updated 11th October 2018

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CLG Minutes - August 2017

Updated 11th October 2018

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CLG Minutes - August 2017

Updated 11th October 2018

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CLG Minutes - June 2017

Updated 3rd August 2017

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CLG Minutes - May 2017

Updated 14th July 2017

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CLG Minutes - April 2017

Updated 1st June 2017

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CLG Terms of Reference

Updated 3rd May 2017

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CLG Minutes - March 2017

Updated 27th April 2017

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Cruise Schedule

A Federal Government restriction is current for all international cruise ships entering into Australian waters until 17 December 2020.