Gascoyne Gateway single jetty deep-water port

Providing reliable, year-round berthing for a broad range of adventure and expedition vessels, private yachts, and cruise ships in Exmouth and creating new jobs in a diverse range of regional industries, including defence and border security.

As Australia’s first ‘green’ port, Gascoyne Gateway is committed to environmental management that regenerates and protects the area and wants to partner with the Exmouth community on design, environment, community aspirations and local jobs, to ensure residents can genuinely influence project outcomes.
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Map of proposed Gascoyne Gateway Limited site
“Me and my team are committed to ensuring our project reflects the aspirations of the local community, delivers a truly regenerative environmental approach, and provides long-term opportunities for local businesses, residents and Traditional Owners.”

CAPTAIN MICHAEL EDWARDS, OAM

Gascoyne Gateway Limited Managing Director

Partnering with the community

Exmouth residents will be able to partner with Gascoyne Gateway directly through community reference groups to ensure that local views are heard and genuinely influence the project in design, construction and operations.

Exmouth residents can register for one of four reference groups:

Design and Environment

Understanding design impacts and exploring how to minimise disruption in the Gulf while defining the most effective regeneration activities.

Industry Development

Identifying the potential for the jetty to support the development of the tourism industry, as well as supporting the diversification of the regional economy.

Local Industry Participation

Maximising local procurement through local capability development, local work packages, tendering assistance and skills pathways.

Community

Identifying what the project can do to support the community, including grants, sponsorships and amenity, as well as supporting community aspirations for better services.
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Solar farm

Australia’s first ‘green’ port

Committed to an environmental management approach that regenerates and protects the area, leaving it better than it was before, Gascoyne Gateway will deliver the first ‘green’ port in Australia.

Regeneration initiatives

Gascoyne Gateway will work to enhance the local and global environments during both construction and operations. This will be achieved by:

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Introducing better marine management throughout the Gulf to regulate the movement of larger vessels, as well as their associated impacts.
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Developing regenerative habitat options for local flora and fauna.
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Reducing long haul trucks on the roads and road freight transport emissions.
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Reducing shipping emissions through more efficient freight solutions.
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Developing a solar farm and battery storage to power the jetty.
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Using renewable energy to produce potable water for the local community and to recharge local aquifers.
Professor Peter Newman
“Gascoyne Gateway is one of the first developments I have encountered that is committed to being a regenerative development. This means that they are going beyond just minimising impacts on the local and global environment, but are setting out to repair and regenerate past impacts. They are also including social and economic regeneration.

In my view, this makes Gascoyne Gateway an Australia-first holistic approach to regenerative development. I look forward to seeing how these development ideas are worked through in detail by the local community.”

Professor Peter Newman, AO

Curtin University Sustainability Policy Institute

Possible Jetty Users

Cruise ships

Cruise ships

Day or overnight tourist visits to Ningaloo Reef, Cape Range World Heritage areas and Exmouth township.
Large Yachts & Adventure Cruises

Large Yachts & Adventure Cruises

Vessels that are too large to utilise the Exmouth Marina.
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Royal Australian & Allied Navies

Ships and submarines to allow for provisions, as well as rest and recreation.
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Australian Border Force

Patrol boats and cutters for maintenance and provisions.
Agriculture exports

Agriculture exports

Agriculture exports direct to Asia from growers in the Gascoyne region.
Support Vessels

Support Vessels

Provisions for offshore support vessels.
Break Bulk Vessels

Break Bulk Vessels

Import of various cargoes to support the construction and operations in the Gascoyne region.
Cargo Vessels

Cargo Vessels

Small scale container exports in the Gascoyne. Import of consumer goods and building materials to reduce cost of living.
Fuel Supplies

Fuel Supplies

Periodic visits by tankers to import fuel to replace the Point Murat import facility, as well as provide fuel for jetty users, RAAF Learmonth and the local community.

Economic Benefits

Jobs, skills and all-year-round industry

Gascoyne Gateway wants Exmouth residents to benefit directly from the jobs created, skills developed, local goods procured and diversification of industry that this jetty has the potential to deliver.

Gascoyne Gateway will create 400 jobs during construction, 70 ongoing full-time jobs directly at the jetty and more than 130 ongoing additional jobs will be created in Exmouth.

The jetty will put downward pressure on the cost of living, through cheaper fuel supplies and providing more affordable ways of getting goods and produce into Exmouth.

There will also be the opportunity to support other sectors, creating jobs in industries as diverse as agriculture, renewable energy, water and logistics.

Gascoyne Gateway will support year-round local jobs by:
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Maximising local industry participation in construction and operation.
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Providing year-round berthing certainty for cruise ships and luxury yachts.
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Providing other sectors with an efficient logistics solution.
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Putting downward pressure on costs for local businesses

Direct ongoing jobs at jetty

Additional ongoing full-time jobs created in Exmouth

Annual revenue

Per annum into local Exmouth economy

Timeline

December 2019

Gascoyne Gateway Limited created

June 2020

Lead Agency Status awarded

Mid-2020

Feasibility studies underway

October 2020

Community consultation begins

Mid-2023

Construction commences

(Estimate only)

Early 2025

Port operational – phased approach

(Estimate only)
50-100 Years

Jetty Lifetime