Vision for a multi-purpose deepwater container terminal unveiled

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/

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