The development proposal for a deep water port facility at ‘Sheep Hill’ (north-east of Tumby Bay) on the Eyre Peninsula, 70 kilometres north-east of Port Lincoln.
- wharf/jetty structures and ship loading systems
- storage buildings and facilities (for ore and grain)
- road transport access corridor (along Swaffers Road).
The original proposal for an iron ore and grain export port by Centrex Metals, which was addressed in the Public Environmental Report (PER) released in 2012, was approved by the Governor on 20 December 2012. The proposal did not proceed to construction.
The proposed site was recently purchased by Peninsula Ports (a subsidiary of Free Eyre), which is seeking to vary the current development athorisation to enable the establishment of a grain export port. An Amendment to the PER has been prepared by Peninsula Ports that addresses the potential impacts of a modified port design.