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Major development proposals with likely maritime impact

Maritime Safety Queensland provides expert maritime advice to the Department of State Development through the Office of the Coordinator-General on major project development proposals with likely maritime impact. Maritime Safety Queensland also provides expert maritime advice for project development proposals declared by the Commonwealth Minister for the Environment as a ‘controlled action’ under the Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.

To assist proponents of these projects to identify maritime related impacts and to define mitigation strategies, Maritime Safety Queensland has developed guidelines for major development proposals.

The guidelines specify the minimum information required by Maritime Safety Queensland to evaluate significant development proposals. The preferred format for presentation of this information is through the development of management plans for:

  • marine execution
  • vessel traffic management
  • aids to navigation
  • ship-sourced pollution prevention.

Maritime Safety Queensland reviews these management plans to assess development proposals and provide recommendations to the Coordinator-General on conditions for approval. Maritime Safety Queensland reserves the right to request additional information and make recommendations about the proposal to the Coordinator-General.

For further information about Maritime Safety Queensland’s role in evaluating development proposals email

Last updated
24 August 2017