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Stakeholder Committees

Stakeholder Committees

The Port of Townsville has an established Port Advisory Body (PAB) and two sub-committees: the Cargo Facilitation Working Group (CFWG) and the Planning and Environment Working Group (PEWG).  These committees comprise Port Users, port-related Government agencies and Port of Townsville representatives, and aim to increase engagement, collaboration and communication between stakeholders.

Port Advisory Body (PAB)

The Port Advisory Body meets every second month and is a platform for stakeholders to receive general updates from the Port and port users.  It is a valuable opportunity to keep up to date with port operations and performance, projects, development plans and future strategies.  Stakeholders can provide the Port of Townsville with direct input and advice on key items.  PAB members are invited to contribute to the agenda and share topical updates and information with the group.


Cargo Facilitation Working Group (CFWG)

The Cargo Facilitation Working Group (CFWG) is a
sub-committee of the PAB, and meets bi-monthly
in the month alternate to PAB meetings.

CFWG Scope:

  • Port safety
  • Cargo handling practices
  • Ship/shore transfers
  • Road/Rail interfaces
  • Supply Chain efficiency
  • Infrastructure planning
  • Shipping policies and practices
  • Security, Customs and Quarantine
  • Dredging and navigation
  • Regulations, policies and permitting frameworks
Planning and Environment Working Group (PEWG)

The Planning and Environment Working Group (PEWG) is a
sub-committee of the PAB, and meets quarterly.

PEWG Scope:

  • Operation and Development (including Port Master Planning)
  • Port City interface planning
  • Integrated Environmental Monitoring Network (air, water, sediment, etc)
  • Compliance and continuous improvement
  • Consideration of emerging issues
  • Community engagement
  • Regulations, policies and permitting frameworks
  • Sustainable port operations

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If you are interested in being involved in any of these working groups, please contact:

Trade Department
p     (07) 481 1500
e     trade@townsvilleport.com.au

Representatives can be involved in more than one of these groups.

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