The Bundaberg SDA was declared on 10 February 2017, following detailed investigations undertaken by the Queensland Government, through the Coordinator-General.

The investigations, to determine the feasibility and area of a potential SDA around the Port of Bundaberg, included a detailed analysis of the:

  • economic development opportunities
  • physical and environmental constraints
  • community and environmental impacts
  • infrastructure requirements.

Further information is included in an information report (PDF icon 3.4 MB) which was prepared to inform stakeholders during the consultation period.

The consultation period which concluded on 25 July 2016 provided an opportunity for the community to submit feedback on the proposed Bundaberg SDA including its boundary.