What News of Novazone?

“Hopefully, [the feasibility study by Chinese construction giant CCCC] will be completed by July and we will be able to fast-track construction for opening for business in 2019,” — Port of Sydney CEO Marlene Usher, April 2016

“If all goes well, we’ll be putting a shovel into the ground in 2018 and we’ll be up and running in 2021,” — Albert Barbusci, January 2017


The business that was to be under construction by 2018 and open for business as early as 2019 was, of course, Novaporte — a deep-water container terminal in Sydney harbor — and Novazone — the adjacent, 1,250-acre, logistics park.

While no work has begun on the actual port, a sod-turning ceremony was held for Novazone in 2017 that marked, according to its organizers:

a positive step in the development of the anticipated container terminal for Sydney. Work to connect roads, power, water and sewer is expected to begin late this year.

Over a year later, a Spectator reader, knowing how interested we are in port developments, sent us this photo that captures the project in all its momentum: