Townsville Port receives Australian Government funding contribution for expansion

Port of Townsville
Port of Townsville

The Port of Townsville has welcomed Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s announcement today of a AU$75 million (US$54 million) funding contribution towards the Townsville Channel Capacity Upgrade, meaning works can now get underway.

The AU$193 million project involves widening of the shipping channels to accommodate larger ships and is the vital first stage of works under the AU$1.64 billion Townsville Port expansion.

The Queensland State Government has committed AU$75 million towards the channel works, and Port of Townsville will fund AU$43 million.

Townsville Port is Australia’s largest sugar, zinc, lead, copper and fertiliser port and Northern Australia’s largest container and automotive port.

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