Projects and Developments

Since its amalgamation in 2006, TasPorts has remained committed to enabling its industry partners and communities through long-term planning and reliable project delivery.

TasPorts is continuing to plan for the future and deliver growth initiatives and major infrastructure projects to ensure its multi-port system meets the current and prospective needs of customers and local communities.

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In 2013, TasPorts developed its 30-year vision - TasPorts2043 - which considered the structure and suitability of Tasmania's port system in providing economically sustainable ports to service the diverse needs of the Tasmanian industry.

TasPorts2043 determined the state's existing multi-port system was the best model to support our island's critical trade requirements into the future. To execute on this vision, further planning and engagement was undertaken, culminating in the development and release of TasPorts Port Master Plan in 2018.



Port Master Plan

TasPorts’ Port Master Plan delivers a coordinated, state-wide vision for the future of Tasmania’s multi-port system across a more targeted 15-year horizon.

TasPorts Port Master Plan was developed to guide TasPorts’ planned port infrastructure investment, ensuring port facilities meet future demand as Tasmania’s economy grows. This vision ensures future development will support existing and growing markets, whilst providing efficient port systems to ensure value for customers and the wider economy.

Since its release, further planning has been undertaken, with more refined infrastructure initiatives being developed.

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Port of Devonport

Status: Project Delivery

In June 2021, the Tasmanian Government approved the $241 million East Devonport redevelopment project – QuayLink.

As the largest Tasmanian port infrastructure project in a generation, the redevelopment will significantly increase capacity for both freight and vehicles, whilst facilitating exponential trade growth.

Utilising leading-edge port technology and sustainability initiatives, this project will deliver the capacity Tasmania requires for the next 50-years.

Work commenced on site in 2022 with expected completion in 2027. More information can be found on QuayLink's webiste.

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Port of Hobart

Status: Planning and Design

In 2021, TasPorts released further information on its vision for the Port of Hobart. Positioning the capital’s port as the international gateway to the Southern Ocean, the initiative will actively support world-class Antarctic exploration and scientific research and enable growth in key trade areas over a 30-year horizon.

As part of the initiative, infrastructure improvements were identified to enable growth in the Antarctic science and research sector. The redevelopment initiative will also facilitate solutions for other key industries, including bulk log exports, container exports, bulk fuel imports, commercial fishing and the tourism sector.

Since the release of this initiative, TasPorts has been working closely with industry to further develop its vision for the Port of Hobart.

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Port of Burnie

Status: Planning and Design

Following two years of industry engagement, TasPorts evolved its planning for the Port of Burnie, culminating in the release of the Burnie Export Gateway Initiative. The Burnie 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.

Driven by forecasted market growth at Tasmania’s north-west port, the Burnie initiative was designed to enable capacity for larger vessels to berth and ensure fit-for-purpose terminal infrastructure.

Demonstrating their support for this vision, in May 2022 the Tasmanian Government committed $5 million to TasPorts to progress concept designs and develop a business case, which is currently under development.

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Port of Bell Bay

Status: Planning

TasPorts is continuing to work with broader industry and government agencies to support renewable energy opportunities, driving momentum for the Port of Bell Bay as a key Renewables Energy Hub, alongside multi-user port facilities.

Consistent with the organisation’s commitment to facilitating trade for the benefit of Tasmania, in July 2023, TasPorts undertook a Market Sounding Exercise to identify parties interested in using, operating in, or developing the Port of Bell Bay’s facilities.

TasPorts’ progress in support of renewable energy at the Port of Bell Bay is a clear demonstration of the organisation’s commitment to foster opportunities to facilitate new and emerging opportunities alongside existing and established industries.

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