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Port Authority of New South Wales is a State Owned Corporation (SOC) with responsibility for Sydney Harbour, Port Botany, Port Kembla and the ports of Newcastle, Yamba in the state's Northern Rivers region and Eden in the far south.

The Authority's statutory objectives and functions are derived from the provisions of the State Owned Corporations Act 1989, Ports and Maritime Administration Act 1995 and our Port Safety Operating Licence (PSOL).

Roles and responsibilities:
   * The role of Harbour Master
   * Management of harbour/port approaches and channels
   * Safety of navigation and shipping movements
   * Pilotage
   * Port security
   * Safety of operations
   * Management of dangerous goods regulations for port areas
   * Contingency planning for and emergency response to marine based incidents and emergencies
   * The clean-up of spills in the marine environment
   * Cruise terminals at Circular Quay (Overseas Passenger Terminal) and White Bay
   * Dry bulk facilities at Glebe Island

We protect our assets diligently and are committed to minimising impacts on the environment and on local communities in everything we do.

Port Authority of New South Wales is also fully committed to sustainable development. We do this through a strategy of ongoing improvements in the key areas influenced by port operations, such as environmental amenity, air quality, noise, water consumption, energy usage, materials selection and waste management.