Port of Newcastle has unveiled a new website and realistic animation of its vision for the former BHP Steelworks site and the proposed Multi-purpose Deepwater Terminal.
The Port’s Special Projects Director, Ross Cadell, said it was the perfect time to bring the vision to life given about 25,000 people in the Hunter have lost their jobs due to the COVID-19 situation.
“We all need to do our bit to help the post-COVID economic recovery. We also need a long-term plan to build a more sustainable Hunter economy, ensuring our region continues to underpin the international competitiveness of Australian businesses,” Mr Cadell said.
“The Future Uncontained website and container terminal animation articulate the Port’s broader vision, including the tangible benefits the project can bring to the region.
“Generating 9,300 jobs and flow-on benefits worth $1.3 billion to the Lower Hunter, a new container terminal at Newcastle will help turbo-charge the economy as it recovers from the effects of COVID-19.
“The Multi-purpose Deepwater Terminal will not only create cost efficiencies for NSW importers and exporters, it will underpin the diversification of the Hunter economy for a sustainable, uncontained future.”
“For the foreseeable future, there are no other developments in the Hunter Region with the same level of scope or potential to generate such significant economic growth.”
Learn more: https://thefutureuncontained.com.au/
Port of Newcastle
Port of Newcastle is a major Australian trade gateway handling 4,600 ship movements and 171 million tonnes of cargo each year. With its annual trade worth about $25 billion to the New South Wales economy, the Port enables businesses across the state to successfully compete in international markets. With a deepwater shipping channel operating at 50% of its capacity, significant port land available and enviable access to national rail and road infrastructure, Port of Newcastle is positioned to further underpin the prosperity of the Hunter, NSW and Australia. As custodians of the region’s critical asset, Port of Newcastle is diversifying its trade as it strives to create a safe, sustainable and environmentally and socially responsible Port that realises its potential.