Gascoyne Gateway’s proposed greenfield single jetty
deepwater port will be built in Exmouth, Western Australia and is due to be the
first port in the country to incorporate environmental regeneration initiatives
into its design and operation.
These initiatives include better marine management for
larger vessels; reducing long haul trucks and road freight emissions; reducing
shipping emissions; a solar farm and battery storage to power the jetty; and
providing desalinated water using renewable energy.
Gascoyne Gateway said on its website: “As Australia’s first
‘green’ port, Gascoyne Gateway is committed to environmental management that
regenerates and protects the area.”
The company intends to privately fund, build and operate the
port, proposed to provide the Exmouth Gulf’s existing marine traffic with a
better place to berth and expected to introduce better regulation to existing
marine traffic in the Gulf for vessel efficiency and minimised emissions
The project is set to create jobs in industries as diverse
as agriculture, renewable energy, water and logistics.
Currently, the Gascoyne Gateway project is in the first
phase of development, with community consultation underway. The planning and
approvals phase of the project is predicted to take three years.
Construction is expected to commence in mid-2023, with the
port due to begin operating in early 2025.