TasPorts has released a major initiative to develop a critical export
gateway at the Port of Burnie which will lay the foundation for
exponential growth in Tasmanian mineral exports to global markets.
TasPorts CEO Anthony Donald said that the Burnie Export Gateway
initiative will bring significant trade and economic benefits to the
“This initiative will lay the foundation for exponential growth in
Tasmania mineral exports to global markets, enabling capacity for larger
vessels to berth and ensuring fit-for-purpose terminal infrastructure,”
Mr Donald said.
In August 2018 TasPorts released its Port Master Plan to guide a
coordinated, state-wide vision for the future of Tasmania’s multi-port
system. The Port of Burnie was identified as a key component of Plan,
with significant opportunity identified to enable growth in bulk mineral
exports, along with scope to develop an international container
Following industry engagement over the last two years, TasPorts has
evolved its planning culminating in the release today of the Burnie
Export Gateway Initiative.
“Importantly, this initiative will enable exponential growth across
multiple mineral exports, dry bulk cargo, forestry products and
international containers to global markets, over a 30-year horizon,” Mr
“TasPorts understands that working alongside industry is critical in
ensuring this infrastructure is aligned to market demand, both in terms
of volume growth and timing.
“The next step is to further engage with industry to develop a
compelling business case, which will deliver benefits to the industry
and the State of Tasmania,” Mr Donald said.
“TasPorts is committed to giving its stakeholders and community the
confidence that it is actively future-proofing the State’s critical
Download TasPorts Project Brief on the Burnie Export Gateway Initiative here.