DP World shows confidence in Burnie Port

Burnie City Council has welcomed the news that DP World Australia is moving ahead with its plans to develop an international container terminal at the Port of Burnie.

Burnie City Council Mayor Anita Dow said, “DP World Australia’s plans to progress the development of an international container terminal at the Burnie Port, regardless of the outcome of the coastal shipping reforms, is a huge win for Burnie and the regional economy.”

“Council has met with DP World Australia several times to discuss the proposal, and we are thrilled with the level of confidence that they have in the region, particularly our export potential. If it were to go ahead, the $75 million project would be a significant investment in critical infrastructure and the benefits would be ongoing.”

“Access to international freight links would be a massive boost for local industry – cutting export costs, as well as increasing the potential for jobs growth across a whole range of sectors. Many of our local industries are dependent on exports, so to be able to grow this sector and have access to greater markets would be a game-changer for many businesses.”

“The development of an international container terminal at the Burnie Port is a key consideration for Burnie’s long-term economic future. The Burnie Port is not only the city’s greatest economic asset, but also the regions, and this significant investment would provide economic benefits for the North West Coast and the State.”

“Council is encouraged by the level of support that the project has already received from TasPorts, and we hope that the State Government also recognises the potential of this project and throws it support behind it.”

For further information please contact

Janine Phillips
Communications Officer
Burnie City Council
03 6430 5716 or 0448 568 728

Email: jphillips@burnie.net