National Ports Strategy
Infrastructure Australia and the NTC developed Australia’s first National Ports Strategy after extensive industry and government engagement. The strategy was endorsed by the Council of Australian Governments in July 2012.
Australia's bulk commodity exports and metropolitan container imports are both expected to double in size every ten years with traffic through some ports projected to significantly exceed current capacity by 2031. Long-term planning will provide greater clarity of how future port capacity will match those trade forecasts.
Responsibility for the planning and operation of Australia's ports, which handle 25 per cent of all freight moved, currently cuts across all three levels of government. Better coordination of those activities will help to improve productivity and attract greater private sector investment.
The National Ports Strategy is an integral part in the development of Australia’s National Land Freight Strategy, which is being coordinated by Infrastructure Australia.
- National Ports Strategy July 2012 (1 MB)
- National Ports Strategy May 2010 (769 KB)
- International Ports and Supply Chain Observations Information Paper (897 KB)
- GHD Meyrick IA NTC NPS Background Paper 1 - Governance Evaluation (201 KB)
- GHD Meyrick IA NTC NPS Background Paper 2 - Current Port Planning Practices in Australia (224 KB)
- GHD Meyrick IA NTC NPS Background Paper 3 - Landside Costs & Potential for Container Productive Gains (246 KB)
- GHD Meyrick IA NTC NPS Background Paper 4 - Example Best Practice Port Planning Overseas (404 KB)
- GHD Meyrick IA NTC NPS Background Paper 5 - Future Market Challenge for Relevant Ports (302 KB)