Bell Bay, Tasmania

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Bell Bay
Facility information
Location George Town, Tasmania
Coordinates 41°07′50″S 146°51′33″E / 41.130444°S 146.859199°E / -41.130444; 146.859199
Land area 2,000 hectares (20 km2)
Annual TEU 47,690
Shipping information
No. of berths 7
Rail information
Rail lines Bell Bay Line
Rail gauge Narrow gauge
Road information
Street access East Tamar Highway
Truck types B-Double

Bell Bay is an industrial centre and port located on the eastern shore of the Tamar River, in northern Tasmania, Australia. It lies just south of George Town.

History[edit]

Bell Bay Post Office opened on 18 September 1951 and closed in 1973.[1]

Industry[edit]

It hosts an aluminium smelter,[2] manganese alloy smelter,[3] and a power station.

Transport[edit]

Bell Bay is connected by a 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in) narrow gauge railway to the main line at Launceston.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 16 June 2012. 
  2. ^ "Aluminium". 28 April 2016. Retrieved 19 December 2016. 
  3. ^ "BHP Billiton - 404". Retrieved 19 December 2016. 

Coordinates: 41°07′00″S 146°52′00″E / 41.11667°S 146.86667°E / -41.11667; 146.86667