Ports and a Sustainable Australia

Showcasing the work of Ports all around Australia that help improve the future for local communities, employees and the natural environment.

Reaching beyond the Port gate

Ports see sustainability planning as essential to business success, to ensure we have an environment that is operational over the long-term and is supported by those we operate and interact with.

The Australian government is committed to achieving the UN SDGs. Ports can contribute to our nation's commitment by demonstrating leadership in our operational environment to create positive change.

Australia's Ports are working hard to make sure their positive impact is more than just economic. In Ports and a Sustainable Australia we have detailed just how Ports are making positive environmental and social for generations of Australians.

We have created a Sustainability Hub where you can explore just some of the projects happening around the country and in your back yard.

Partnerships that help everyone

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Ports and a Sustainable Australia

Ports consider Australia's sustainability as core to our daily operations and when planning for the future. Ports nationwide are running projects and initiatives that are improving Australia for future generations. We've captured some of those efforts in a new report.

Sustainability Hub

You can explore sustainability projects from around the country below.

Both the report and the projects below are organised according to the The World Ports Sustainability Program (WPSP) themes:


Environment, Climate, and Energy

Projects that manage environmental surroundings, reduce CO2 emissions, enable clean energy transition, improve air and water quality, and stimulate a circular economy.

Local School Helping Thursday Island Recycle Its Plastic

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Solar Energy Initiative

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Beach Enrichment Project

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Shorebird Habitat Rehabilitation

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Resilient Infrastructure

Projects that build and manage infrastructure in harmony with the local environment, benefits the local community, is resilient to climate conditions and considerate of the impact on the environment into the future.

Port Capacity Project

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Port Lincoln Wharf Recycling Project

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Cairns Wharf Precinct Redevelopment

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Sustainable Concrete

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Governance and ethics

Projects that incorporate governance approaches that enable a high standard of ethics and promotes transparent and accountable work practices.

Tiwi Islander Integration

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Transparency and Future Planning

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Corporate citizenship

Projects that work collaboratively with stakeholders to solve problems, share knowledge for the collective good and improve the community environment.

Women working in Ports

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State-Wide Array Surveillance Program

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Indigenous Empowerment and Partnership

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Environmental Internship

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Supporting mental health programs

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Health, safety, and security

Projects that ensure health, safety, well-being and security for people and infrastructure key to our society.

Safety for Life Program

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Proactive Management of Firefighting Foams containing PFAS

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What our members have achieved this year in trade

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1400% increase in vehicle export

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45 environmental initiatives

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1,355,314 total throughput

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2017-2018 trade overview

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