Port development strategies

Under the Port Management Act 1995 (the PMA) all port authorities must prepare a port development strategy.

Port development strategies must be prepared by 31 December 2018 and at intervals of five years thereafter.

Strategies should be prepared in accordance with the ministerial guidelines and focus on trade projections, land and infrastructure requirements, and transport requirements.

Ministerial guidelines

The ministerial guidelines for Port Development Strategies are issued under section 91M of the Port Management Act 1995.

Ministerial guidelines are intended to provide clarity for port authorities on the content expectations for strategies and provide suggestions on the methodology and format.