Category Archive: dredging

How much do you know about the dredging proposal for Cairns Port? – Short video to share

The CAFNEC Marine Response Team volunteers have produced a new short video highlighting the need for more community education regarding the proposed dredging of Cairns Port. How much do you know about the proposal to dredge over 5 million cubic meteres of potentially toxic mud from Cairns Port in Trinity Inlet? Find out more at: http://cafnec.org.au/what-we-do/marine-conservation/trinity-inlet/ and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2014/06/05/much-know-dredging-proposal-cairns-port-short-video-share/

CAFNEC submission to senate inquiry identifies areas for improvement in Great Barrier Reef Management

On the 2nd June 2014 CAFNEC provided a submission  to the Senate Inquiry on the management of the Great Barrier Reef. This senate inquiry is timely given UNESCO’s concerns about  the health of the reef and the range of development proposals on the table (including the Cairns Port dredging project). UNESCO is considering recommending that …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2014/06/02/5096/

UNESCO ups ante on Great Barrier Reef dredge spoil dumping

UNESCO ups ante on Great Barrier Reef dredge spoil dumping Media release 01/05/2014 The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has overnight sent draft recommendations on the reef to the World Heritage Committee. As reported by the ABC: “The decision condemns the Federal Government’s approval to dispose of three million cubic metres of …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2014/05/01/unesco-ups-ante-great-barrier-reef-dredge-spoil-dumping/

Queensland Resources Council and State Government in tag team spin campaign ignoring the ‘reef facts’ about the Great Barrier Reef.

In recent weeks we have seen the publishing by the State Government of its ‘reef facts’ website coordinated with a media blitz and TV ads by the Queensland Resources Council  and an ‘Australians for coal’ website published by the Minerals Council of Australia. This spin campaign is misrepresenting the ‘facts’ and is a blatant attempt …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2014/04/23/queensland-resources-council-state-government-tag-team-spin-campaign-ignoring-reef-facts-great-barrier-reef/

Save The Reef – Protect Our Inlet event wrap up.

On April 6th 2014 the Cairns and Far North Community came together to express their concern with proposals to dredge to expand Cairns Port, and other dredging / port expansions along the Queensland coast. This highly successful event was attended by a broad range of community members and featured talks from Bob Irwin, Josh Coates, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2014/04/09/save-reef-protect-inlet-event-wrap/

This Sunday! Save The Reef – Protect Our Inlet. Cairns community gathering and march.

Dredging proposals threaten our future: Community gathering and march. When: Sunday April 6th 11:30 for 12 Noon Where: Esplanade Lagoon, Western Events Area, Cairns, Queensland. What: Live Music, Speakers, March through town. Dress in blue, bring signs and banners, family friendly, fun, all welcome. Speakers will include veteran environmentalist Bob Irwin. Want to volunteer to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2014/03/29/save-reef-protect-inlet-community-gathering-march/

Petition: Save Our Reef – Protect Our Inlet – Community say no to Cairns Port Dredging Proposal

Petition: Community say no to Cairns Port Dredging Proposal Ports North, is proposing to undertake a major dredging operation in Trinity Inlet, however there are serious environmental risks and major community concerns with the proposal. Given the sensitive Inlet environment, the proximity of the Inlet to Great Barrier Reef, and its value to the tourism …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2014/02/25/petition-save-reef-protect-inlet-community-say-cairns-port-dredging-proposal/

Port Douglas reef rally – rise up for the reef!

Rise Up For the Reef!   The Port Douglas and surrounding community will come together to raise awareness and demonstrate community opposition to dredging proposals along the Great Barrier Reef coast, with a particular focus on the Cairns Port dredging proposal. This will be an important event and will build momentum for the even larger …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2014/02/13/port-douglas-reef-rally-rise-reef/

High Community Concern About Cairns Dredging Proposal

High Community Concern About Cairns Dredging Proposal The soon to be published results of the ‘What is the Future of Our Reef?’ Community survey show a high level of community concern regarding the Cairns Shipping Development proposal. The public outcry regarding the recent decision on Abbot Point dredging and dumping foreshadows public protest and community …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2014/02/03/hi/

Cairns Port Dredging Proposal – another Gladstone?

Cairns Port Dredging Proposal – another Gladstone? Ports North proposes to dredge over 5 million m³ of potentially contaminated mud to expand the Cairns shipping channel. This proposal is known at the Cairns Shipping Development Project. Dredging and dumping of dredge spoil poses many risks to the environment and to our fishing and tourism industries. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2014/01/13/cairns-port-dredging-proposal-another-gladstone/

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