In establishing the Terminal 4 Project we worked with government, rail providers, and coal producers to create a smarter and more efficient system to meet future coal demands – the Hunter Valley long term commercial framework. It became apparent that future capacity in the Port of Newcastle was required and a master plan for Terminal 4 began. The original master plan allowed for a capability to handle 120 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) throughput. Since the original plan was lodged with the Department of Planning and Environment, decreases in the world demand for coal have meant we have revisited the plan. If approved, Terminal 4 will have a throughout capacity of 70mtpa which would be constructed in stages according to demand. This means less impact and less construction, while still providing strong employment opportunities and growth for the region, plus being prepared to meet future coal demands.