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Port Stakeholder Working Group

The Port Stakeholder Working Group was established in April 2015 to provide a forum for ongoing engagement 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 and its work will be continued by the Townsville Port Community Liaison Group - meeting for the first time on Wednesday 29 March 2017. 

The objectives of the PSWG were:

  • Maintain good working relationships between the port community, key stakeholders and the community, fostering open, transparent and constructive dialogue;
  • Provide a forum to discuss potential issues and concerns relating to air quality; dust deposition and environmental management activities at the Port of Townsville;
  • Ensure that the Townsville community receives comprehensive, accurate, appropriate and timely information on air quality, dust deposition and environmental management at the Port of Townsville;
  • Improve knowledge and understanding of air quality, dust deposition, and environmental management related to port operations and broader ambient air quality in Townsville;
  • Provide a forum for continuous improvement suggestions to be raised and discussed and; 
  • Consider and identify cumulative aspects or local pressures related to air quality, dust deposition and environmental management at the Port of Townsville.

Townsville Port Operations Data Dashboard

At the end of each month the Port of Townsville publishes the Townsville Port Operations Data Dashboard - see links below. The Dashboard is a tool that has been designed to allow the general community to view air quality data and associated information in an easy to understand format.

Meetings of the PSWG are held on the last Friday of each month. Minutes of previous meetings can be found at the links below:

View Meeting Minutes