Land use and biodiversity

Port Waratah seeks to minimise our impact on the surrounding environment while recognising and enhancing biodiversity values. Our Terminals are located in precincts of significant industrial history and adjacent to areas of equally significant ecological importance.

Port Waratah’s Kooragang Terminal operates adjacent to the Hunter Wetlands National Park, an internationally recognised Hunter Estuary Wetlands Ramsar site. This site supports 112 species of waterbirds and 45 species of migratory birds listed under international agreements, as well as other wildlife.

We conduct regular Environmental Assessments to update our management plans and document the biodiversity values within and surrounding our site boundary. Our Biodiversity Management Plan is an important internal tool used to manage day-to-day biodiversity activities. It outlines general land management practices, including weed, pest and erosion control; landscaping; and wildlife management.

We have also developed a Land Use Strategy that aims to improve land use efficiency for operational activities and to recognise and enhance the ecological diversity inside and surrounding our operations.