Maritime Minister Melinda Pavey and Transport and Infrastructure Minister Andrew Constance announced the investigation with the launch of the government’s Future Transport 2056 strategy.
Future Transport 2056 is a new strategy to meet transport needs in New South Wales over the coming four decades and community feedback is being sought until December 3.
‘This is a major step, with the need for a facility being recognised in the 10 to 20 year horizon, so early investigations can now begin,’ Pavey said.
‘The cruise industry is booming and is set to get bigger in coming years,’ Constance said. ‘A cruise terminal would give the region a share of that industry.’
A Future Transport mobile consultation van is scheduled to visit Port Macquarie on October 30 for community comment.