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Inner Harbour access changes

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New access and security arrangements have recently come into force for road entry to Port Kembla's Inner Harbour via Tom Thumb Road.

All entry to the Inner Harbour will be controlled by security guards located in the gatehouse at the start of Tom Thumb Road. Access is restricted to port related traffic in order to ensure the ongoing safety and security of port operations.

The Tom Thumb Road Security Gatehouse is manned 24/7 by PKPC's security provider, Chubb Security.

Automatic gate access is provided by swipe cards issued by:

1. Port Kembla Port Corporation;
2. 1-Stop (issued for AAT); and
3. Serco (issued for BlueScope Steel for access to the stevedoring facilities or adjacent plant entry gate).

To access Port Kembla's Inner Harbour from Tom Thumb Road, there are now two entry lanes, one either side of the security gatehouse.

The right lane provides automatic swipe access for holders of any of the three aforementioned cards. To pass through, present your card to the reader and proceed through the gate. (The card reader bollards are fitted with three readers appropriately identified for your type of card).

The left lane is for use for wide loads, non card holders and any visitors with doubt about their access privileges.

Vehicles undertaking deliveries inside the area should use the left lane and speak with the security guard regarding their requirements or directions.

A car park is provided adjacent to the gatehouse and can be accessed from the left lane. The left lane also provides a turnaround facility suitable for up to B-Double vehicles.

Security gates will also be located at the Coal Terminal boundary on Tom Thumb Road.

For persons who require repeat or ongoing access to the Inner Harbour roads, offices or facilities should contact Chubb Security (located in the Tom Thumb Road gatehouse) on 4226 6692 during normal business hours.

Who will be allowed to have access through the new security gates on Tom Thumb Rd?

Access is restricted to personnel who have a bonafide business related need to access port terminals and facilities in the Inner Harbour.

Automatic gate access is provided by swipe cards issued by:

1. Port Kembla Port Corporation;

2. 1-Stop (issued for AAT); and

3. Serco (issued for BlueScope Steel for access to the stevedoring facilities or adjacent plant entry gate).

I currently hold one of the three access cards detailed above. Will I need to have my card endorsed for the new gate?

No. Current PKPC, 1- Stop and Serco cards (as outlined above) will allow automatic access through the new gate.

Will I also need an MSIC card to get through the gates?

In short, no. However, security arrangements currently in place for terminals remains unchanged.

I have a genuine need to access the port area's and/or terminals, and do NOT currently hold an access card, how do I to get one?

A PKPC card can be arranged by contacting Chubb Security on 4226 6692 or attending the Tom Thumb Road gatehouse during normal business hours. A valid NSW drivers license, or other acceptable photo ID will need to be provided to the guards. A series of checks will be undertaken to validate your need to access the area before a card is issued.

I am just visiting a facility or terminal on a once off or infrequent basis. Will I need a card to gain access?

No. Bonafide visitors can be issued with a temporary day pass by the security guards at the gatehouse, however strict conditions will apply. A valid NSW drivers license, or other acceptable photo ID will need to be provided to the guards, who can issue the temporary passes on an as required basis.

In order to gain a temporary pass, a series of checks will be undertaken to validate your need to access the area. Visitors must be endorsed by the organisation (terminal operator, transport company, facility provider etc) they are intending to visit.

I am dropped off and picked up from work by a member of my family, can they get an access card to get through the gate?

Yes. They will need to attend the gatehouse during business hours and apply for a card for their own use. The application process requires that they state details about who they would be transporting and where they work. A valid NSW drivers license, or other acceptable photo ID will need to be provided to the guards.

A series of checks will be undertaken to validate their need to access the area. Visitors must be endorsed by the holder of an access card (in most cases - the person they are transporting) before a card is issued.

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