Hay Point, Queensland

Hay Point, Queensland

Infobox Australian Place | type = town
name = Hay Point
state = qld

caption = Coal loaders at Hays Point
lga = Mackay Regional Council
postcode = 4740
est =
pop = 1,386
maxtemp =
mintemp =
rainfall =
stategov = Mirani
fedgov = Capricornia
dist1 = 937
dir1 = NW
location1= Brisbane
dist2 = 37
dir2 = SE
location2= Mackay
dist3 = 23
dir3 = NE
location3= Sarina

Hay Point is a small town located approximately 40 kilometres south of the city of Mackay, Queensland, Australia. It is made up of two bulk coal terminals, Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal, owned by Babcock & Brown Infrastructure, and Hay Point Services Coal Terminal, owned and operated by a joint venture between BHP Billiton and Mitsubishi. At the 2006 census, Hay Point and the surrounding area had a population of 1,386.Census 2006 AUS|id=SSC36225|name=Hay Point (Sarina Shire) (State Suburb)|accessdate=2008-05-04|quick=on]

In 2003/4, 77 million tonnes of coal was exported through the two terminals. This makes Hay Point one of the largest coal ports in the world.


External links

* [http://www.pcq.com.au/2004/ports_haypoint.cfm Ports Corporation of Queensland]
* [http://www.bbinfrastructure.com/bbi-assets/transport-infrastructure/dalrymple-bay-coal-terminal.aspx]
* [http://www.dbctexpansion.com.au/default.aspx]

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