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Outer Harbour Update

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Aerial Photo Outer Harbour 2010

The Environmental Assessment (EA) process for development of Port Kembla's Outer Harbour is progressing well. Port Kembla Port Corporation is seeking concurrent Concept Plan Approval and Major Project Approval under Part 3A of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 for the development.

The Environmental Assessment (EA) was on public exhibition between 25 March and 7 May 2010. During that time 18 submissions were received regarding the proposal from government agencies, business and community stakeholders. PKPC has compiled responses to these submissions and has recently resubmitted the document to the Department of Planning.

The assessment has included detailed studies in relation to road and rail movements, aquatic ecology, water and sediment quality, noise, hydrodynamics, air quality, cultural heritage as well as management plans for green and golden bell frogs.

The Outer Harbour Master Plan has been designed to guide the development of Port Kembla's Outer Harbour well into the future. An important element of the Master Plan is that the development will be staged to meet the needs of customers with each stage coordinated into the overall Master Plan to ensure efficient use of land. A major customer is already preparing an EA for a project valued at around $175 million.

A major contract to conduct a detailed geotechnical survey of Port Kembla's Outer Harbour has been awarded.

Joint venture company SMEC (Snowy Mountains Engineering Corporation) and Cullen, Grummitt & Roe has won the contract to work with the Port Kembla Port Corporation (PKPC) to undertake site investigations, detailed reclamation design and preliminary berth design for the development of the ports Outer Harbour.

The work will include a comprehensive geotechnical site investigation and analysis covering the total area of the Outer Harbour Master Plan?in excess of 40 ha of new port land.

This contract calls for the detailed design and documentation of the first 8?-10 ha of the reclamation plus berth design alternatives, enabling construction tenders for the reclamation to be called in mid 2010.

Construction of the first stage (reclamation) will require approximately 1.5 million tonnes of fill material. The Port Corporation has been working closely with local companies to find environmentally responsible ways to utilise waste material from coal mining along with the iron and steel making process for this purpose.

Specialist Maritime engineering consultants will work closely with PKPC Engineers to develop design options for the first shipping berth of this new development.

The Outer Harbour Master plan will guide the development of Port Kembla's Outer Harbour and was designed to give the community an opportunity to respond in an inclusive manner how the port will develop in the future.

An important element of the Master Plan is that the development will be staged to meet the needs of customers with each stage coordinated into the overall Master Plan to ensure efficient use of land.

Contract Awarded

A major contract to conduct a detailed geotechnical survey of Port Kembla's Outer Harbour has been awarded.

Joint venture company SMEC (Snowy Mountains Engineering Corporation) and Cullen, Grummitt & Roe has won the contract to work with the Port Kembla Port Corporation (PKPC) to undertake site investigations, detailed reclamation design and preliminary berth design for the development of the ports Outer Harbour.

The work will include a comprehensive geotechnical site investigation and analysis covering the total area of the Outer Harbour Master Plan in excess of 40 ha of new port land.

This contract calls for the detailed design and documentation of the first 8- 10 ha of the reclamation plus berth design alternatives, enabling construction tenders for the reclamation to be called in mid 2010.

Construction of the first stage (reclamation) will require approximately 1.5 million tonnes of fill material. The Port Corporation has been working closely with local companies to find environmentally responsible ways to utilise waste material from coal mining along with the iron and steel making process for this purpose.

Specialist Maritime engineering consultants will work closely with PKPC Engineers to develop design options for the first shipping berth of this new development.

The Outer Harbour Master plan will guide the development of Port Kembla's Outer Harbour and was designed to give the community an opportunity to respond in an inclusive manner how the port will develop in the future.

An important element of the Master Plan is that the development will be staged to meet the needs of customers with each stage coordinated into the overall Master Plan to ensure efficient use of land.

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