On 3rd March 2011, the Minister for Planning granted approval for the expansion of Port Kembla's Outer Harbour. The approval covers both the Concept Plan which will provide the basis for decision making and staging of port development in the medium to long term and a Major Project Approval for the first stage of the development.
The first stage of the development includes land reclamation for the entire 42ha site plus construction of two berths (a bulk berth and a container berth).
Reclamation works are expected to commence in the?second quarter of 2011 including the acquisition of blast furnace slag and rock. This project is due to be completed in mid 2012.