Sustainable Ports Legislation Sustainable Ports Legislation

The LGAQ has given broad support to the Sustainable Ports Bill 2015, with its promise of a coordinated approach to planning for port infrastructure across jurisdictions.

However, we identified concerns for local government, particularly: the lack of regard to impacts on council infrastructure; inadequate public consultation time frames; a lack of transparency for Ministerial consideration of submissions; and appeals against decisions by local government for State Government interests.

We are working with the Department and affected local governments to ensure council interests and the interests of the communities they represent are protected and maintained.