New levels of supply chain connectivity created through improved shipping services and infrastructure are creating opportunities for Central Queensland producers and agribusiness across diverse markets.

In May 2018, CHDC with partners DAF hosted a tour of the Port of Townsville (POT), Port of Mackay (North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation) (NQBPC) and Gladstone Port Corporation (GPC) facilities for more than 60 exporters, aspiring exporters and value chain members.

The 2018 Paddock to Port Supply Chain Forum brings Port Tour contacts, information and learnings to the Central Highlands:

  • Gain insights from key supply chain personnel for Central Queensland as well as the experiences of local producers from the Port site visits
  • Relevant updates on the near future for grains and other commodity freight and logistics
  • Connect with the people growing, processing, freighting and exporting the products from our region

Register now.

Event & Ticket Details

Thursday 15 November, 2018

8.30am – 1.30pm

Mayfair Ridge Tavern,

7-11 Mayfair Drive, Emerald Q 4720

Registration costs $45 (GST inclusive) per person and includes morning tea and lunch.


Our speakers include:



The presentations will be followed by a question and answer session with members of the May 2018 cohort who attended the From Paddock to Port Tour across Townsville, Mackay & Gladstone Ports:

  • Kerry Hayes, Mayor, Central Highlands Regional Council
  • Aaron Kiely, President, Central Highlands Cotton Growers & Irrigators Association
  • Kurt Mayne, Broken Plains Pastoral Co, Rolleston
  • Peter Mifsud, P&K Mifsud Dryland Farms, Clermont

Following lunch, there will be an optional tour of “Wandina”, Clermont which will leave Emerald at 1.30pm (those attending provide own vehicles). Peter Mifsud will provide a guided tour of his family’s grain complex at “Wandina”, Clermont.

More information

For additional details or for assistance with registration, please contact Liz Alexander, Agribusiness Development Coordinator at CHDC:


Phone: 0429 471 511








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