Planning and Development Approvals

Port of Townsville Limited is here to assist potential and existing customers build their business at the ports of Townsville and Lucinda.

Land use approvals are subject to a range of legislative requirements, codes and guidelines to ensure we achieve balances in commercial, social, and environmental considerations.

A series of fact sheets to provide step-by-step instruction on how to move forward with your application can be sent to you by contacting our Planning and Property Services department on (07) 47 811 500.

Priority Port of Townsville draft Master Plan

The Queensland Government has released the priority Port of Townsville draft master plan for public consultation. The Port of Townsville was identified as one of four priority ports in Queensland, in accordance with the Sustainable Port Development Act 2015 (Ports Act) and the Reef 2050 Long-Term Sustainability Plan (Reef 2050 Plan).

The draft master plan sets out the long-term, strategic direction for the Port of Townsville, balancing economic growth while providing for the protection of the Great Barrier Reef. Long term master planning provides a strategic and coordinated approach to managing port-related development and considers issues including marine and land-based impacts, port and supply chain infrastructure optimisation.

Visit the Department of Transport and Main Roads Sustainable Ports-Townsville website to view the draft master plan.

Planning Documents and Fact Sheets


Located 1,360 kilometres north of Brisbane, The Port of Townsville is a world-class gateway for trade and investment.