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Hay Point
Queensland
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Coal loaders at Hay Point
Population 1,348 (2016 census)
 • Density 54.14/km2 (140.2/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4740
Area 24.9 km2 (9.6 sq mi)
Location
LGA(s) Mackay Region
State electorate(s) Mirani
Federal Division(s) Capricornia
Localities around Hay Point:
Alligator Creek Coral Sea Coral Sea
Alligator Creek Hay Point Coral Sea
Alligator Creek Grasstree Beach Coral Sea

Hay Point is a coastal locality in Mackay Region, Queensland, Australia. It contains two towns, Hector on its north coast (21°16′37″S 149°16′12″E / 21.2769°S 149.27°E / -21.2769; 149.27 (Hector, Queensland)) and Half Tide on its south coast (21°17′50″S 149°17′31″E / 21.2972°S 149.2919°E / -21.2972; 149.2919 (Half Tide)). In the 2016 census, Hay Point had a population of 1,348 people.

Economy

In 2003/4, 77 million tonnes of coal was exported through the two terminals. This makes Hay Point (including Dalrymple bay) one of the largest coal ports in the world.

With a tidal range of 7.4m (the highest on the east coast of Australia), Hay Point has potential for electricity generation via tidal power.

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