Government and Business Relations

We work constructively with local, State and Federal Governments to drive positive outcomes for our industry and the Newcastle Region.

Port Waratah is regulated through a range of development consent and licensing conditions with the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment, as well as the NSW Environment Protection Authority. We also work closely with a number of government agencies including the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) and NSW Port Authority. To ensure compliance with our maritime security legislation, we work in partnership with authorities such as the Australian Federal Police, Australian Customs and the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service.

We actively engage with local agencies and industry groups, including City of Newcastle, to make our views known on specific issues that impact our organisation or stakeholders. Although we may host elected members of parliament on our sites for discussion of specific issues material to our operations, we do not support any political viewpoint or party and do not make political donations of any kind. We respect the right of private citizens and organisations to express their individual views and opinions on any issue, as long it is done in a way which is respectful and legal.

Port Waratah participates in local business and economic networks, including the Hunter Business Chamber, HunterNet and University of Newcastle forums such as the Hunter Research Foundation Centre. We build relationships with these organisations as they support local businesses and economic development in our region.