Across our ports we are focused on environmental stewardship and sustainability. Ensuring that infrastructure and operations across the supply chain are efficient, integrated, safe and secure with minimal environmental impacts. We are constantly looking at our transport capabilities, our waste production and our consumption of energy so that we can plan and manage sustainable solutions.
Both the Port of Townsville and the Port of Lucinda are considered World Heritage Ports. We are highly aware of our location, in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area, and undertake a comprehensive range of environmental programs to ensure we continue to protect the environmental values of Cleveland Bay, Halifax Bay and surrounding areas.
We have been monitoring and recording environmental data for more than 20 years in Cleveland Bay. The information we collect is shared with trusted environmental and educational organisations such as:
- Dry Tropics Partnership for Healthy Waters
- James Cook University (JCU)
- Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS)
- Queensland Department of Environment and Science (DES)
- Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries – (DAF)
- Commonwealth Department of Environment and Energy (DoEE)
- Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA)
The companies that operate within our ports must take appropriate measures to minimise their impacts including on the air, the water and the soil. Port Operators undertake a range of sustainability and environmental initiatives on their sites, and continual improvement so that they can plan and manage sound environmental sustainable solutions.