Size: 150 hectares
Land type: Industrial land (part in use) and environmental land
Status: Land allocation process underway for parts of the site, some parts leased.
The Kooragang Island site consists of state owned land, including part of the former BHP Waste Emplacement site and a number of leased sites for general and port related industry. Some of the land is already occupied by companies including Sims Metal, BOC Gases, John Holland, and Specialised Waste Services.
The remaining land is suited to a range of activities in both medium and large scale industrial development. The land is close to the Port of Newcastle as well as good transport links.
The Corporation holds the Environmental Protection Authority licence for the former BHP Waste Emplacement Site.
The RLMC granted a lease for 136 ha of the site to Newcastle Coal Infrastructure Group (NCIG) for its proposal to build a facility with two additional coal loading berths. NCIG has obtained the required planning and environmental approvals to commence the project.
Marstel Terminals Newcastle has signed an agreement to lease 6 hectares of land for a $47M bulk liquids storage facility. The NSW Government approved the development of this facility in January 2008.
Manildra Park Pty Ltd has signed an agreement to lease up to 3.2 hectares of land to establish a ship refuelling facility and bio-fuels terminal. Currently there is no permanent vessel refuelling operation at the Port of Newcastle. Plans for the project were on public display until 18 February 2008.