Port of Newcastle recognises its responsibility to manage the port in a way that minimises its impacts on the local environment and is committed to adopting sustainable practices.
The Port of Newcastle recently launched a new campaign to highlight how it manages the environmental impacts of port operations and development. Port of Newcastle works hard to manage limit the impact of port operations on surrounding areas and has identified four key themes guiding its approach:
- Managing our environmental footprint
- Beyond our boundaries
- Committed stewards
- Our systems and support.
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Port of Newcastle is committed to adopting sustainable practices. As an active member of the Office of Environment and Heritage Sustainability Advantage initiative, Port of Newcastle seeks to continually improve on these sustainable practices.
Port of Newcastle has a multi-faceted and extraordinarily rich history, which
includes 217 years of commercial shipping.
Within the Port there are a number of individual and groups of heritage items that have been recognised in the State Environmental Planning Policy (Three Ports) 2013, including buildings, navigations structures, trees and relics.
Section 170 of the Heritage Act 1977 requires government agencies to prepare a Heritage and Conservation Register.
Port of Newcastle has prepared a Heritage and Conservation Register on behalf of the New South Wales Government, in compliance with its obligations under the 98 year Port Lease.
The register has been endorsed by the State Heritage Register Committee of the Heritage Council of NSW and will assist Port of Newcastle in caring for heritage assets and their future conservation and development.