Townsville, Queensland


Port of Townsville Limited 



  • Ports & Marine


 2011 – 2013

Contract value

$100 – 150 million


Townsville Port Inner Harbour Expansion

Fast facts

275 m

of new wharf construction

45,000 t

imported rock revetment armour

47 t

steel frame pedestrian bridge


As the third largest seaport in Queensland, the Port of Townsville is North Queensland’s premier multi cargo port. Located near the mouth of Ross Creek and Ross River, and adjacent to the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, the Port handles approximately 25 different major commodity groups through nine operational Berths.

The Townsville Port Inner Harbour Expansion (TPIX) scope includes significant marine structural works to extend and strengthen the berths, mechanical and electrical fabrication, utilities relocations, upgrade to Lennon Drive and diversion works for Perkins Street.

The project involves the reconstruction and extension of Berth 10 to accommodate military, cruise and commercial shipping, and the construction of a new multi-purpose passenger terminal. The new passenger terminal has been purposely designed as a public asset, with the building situated outside of the secure port area. Once complete it will provide the local community a flexible, multi-purpose space for functions and exhibitions, when not required for operational purposes.

Berth 8 is also being upgraded as part of the TPIX project. The upgrade will enhance capacity and enable the Port to accommodate Panamax sized ships, a 3,000 tonne/hour ship loader and associated materials handling infrastructure.

“We are very happy with the project outcomes to date, and congratulate the Seymour Whyte Smithbridge Joint Venture on an exceptional job to deliver a world-class facility that will serve the city in a variety of ways for decades to come.”

David Sibley, General Manager Commercial, Port of Townsville, Jun 2013

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