Extract Cairns Post 8th May 2018: No final approval announced yet by the Queensland Government & Federal Government for the Cairns Shipping Development Project. Meanwhile Ports North loses the home-porting of Pacific Eden and now Pacific Aria.
The Queensland Government Coordinator General approved the project 28 Feb 2018. Building Queensland must approve the business case submitted by Ports North. 10 weeks has passed and we still wait for the announcement that the Commonwealth Department of Environment has approved the project against the EPBC Act.