Port war: Baird government's "strictly confidential" agreement protects Botany container terminal against Newcastle competition

By Ian Kirkwood
Updated June 16 2021 - 1:43pm, first published July 28 2016 - 1:30pm
CONTAINED AND RESTRAINED: A confidential agreement prevents the growth of a container terminal in Newcastle. Picture: Simone De Peak

THE state government has finally confirmed it struck a “strictly confidential” agreement with the private operator of Port Botany and Port Kembla to compensate it against any competing container terminal in Newcastle.