A PLOT of empty land adjacent to the Port of Bundaberg has been designated a marine industry precinct.
Gladstone Ports Corporation (GPC), which manages the Port, and Pacific Tug have entered into an agreement to develop the site.
Queensland acting minister for ports Steven Miles said the development of a marine precinct would increase the Port’s potential.
“It is anticipated the Pacific Tug site would facilitate services such as a ship-repair and maintenance facility, cargo barging trade and a potential disaster and emergency response centre,” he said.
GPC chairman Leo Zussino said the development would have a catalyst effect and generate confidence and consequently more development and growth for the Port.
Pacific Tugs commercial manager Darryl Savage said the proposed facilities would transform the currently vacant land and provide significant economic benefits to the local regional and state economies.