Community forum on Cairns Port Dredging Announced

The Cairns and Far North Environment Centre (CAFNEC) have today announced the upcoming community forum on Cairns port dredging. When: 24th September 2014, 6:30 pm start Where: Cairns Choral Society hall, 31-33 Greenslopes Street, North Cairns. What: Presentations and panel discussion from tourism and local industry representatives, leading scientists and environmental experts. Presentations, Q&A, light …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2014/08/16/community-forum-cairns-port-dredging-announced/

Great Barrier Reef Outlook report cause for concern

MEDIA RELEASE 13/08/2014 The release of the 5 year Great Barrier Reef Outlook report and the final Strategic Assessment Report indicate that we have a long way to go to address declining reef health and avoid UNESCO listing the reef as World Heritage in Danger in 2015. The outlook report sends a clear and concerning …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2014/08/13/great-barrier-reef-outlook-report-cause-concern-media-release/

Aquis Resort Environmental Impact Statement – CAFNEC submission

Comment on the Aquis Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) closed 5th August 2014. The EIS presented a wide range of potential large scale impacts. CAFNEC has raised a number of concerns in it’s submission, including that: repeated references to strategies and plans that will be developed is an inadequate demonstration, of how impacts of a project of unprecedented …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2014/08/10/aquis-environmental-impact-statement-public-comment/

Far North Wilderness Bike Tour

A FEW SPOTS REMAINING!!! There are still some spots remaining for this year’s Far North Wilderness Bike Tour, and now is the time to register! If you or someone you know is interested in taking part in this year’s bike tour, please visit www.wildernessbiketour.com and register. We would hate for you to miss out on …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2014/08/07/far-north-wilderness-bike-tour-2/

Win Great Prizes! CAFNEC Marine Response Team community raffle

You chance to win some great reef trip prizes and support the work of the CAFNEC Marine Response Team volunteer group. Please help us to help protect our marine environment by supporting our community raffle. Why not grab a book of tickets and sell them to your friends, workmates and family. An easy way to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2014/08/07/win-great-prizes-cafnec-marine-response-team-community-raffle/

Dredging proposal for Cairns Port / Trinity Inlet – updated information sheet

Dredging proposal for Cairns Port / Trinity Inlet 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. This proposal is reportedly to allow larger cruise liners to enter Trinity Inlet. The claim is that this will provide economic …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2014/08/05/dredging-proposal-cairns-port-trinity-inlet-updated-information-sheet/

Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project Presentation

Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project 7pm, Thursday August 7th Cominos House, 27 Greenslopes St, North Cairns Help power the revolution for climate action! The urgency of addressing climate change has not reduced as the coal mining corporations and conservative politicians would have us believe. Join us for a presentation by Wayne Branden on the impacts, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2014/07/31/al-gores-climate-reality-project-presentation/

CAFNEC gives evidence at Great Barrier Reef Senate Inquiry

On 23/07/2014 CAFNEC Marine Programs Coordinator Josh Coates gave evidence to the Senate Committee Inquiry into the management of the Great Barrier Reef, meeting in Townsville. In giving evidence CAFNEC  highlighted issues including: The impacts of the proposed Cairns Port dredging The need to protect the ‘healthy’ section of the reef North of Cooktown from …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2014/07/24/cafnec-gives-evidence-great-barrier-reef-senate-inquiry/

2014 Bike Tour Rider Jersey

FAR NORTH WILDERNESS BIKE TOUR – 2014 RIDER JERSEY   Introducing this year’s rider jersey! There are still some spots available for the tour, so if you or someone you know is thinking of registering, please visit www.wildernessbiketour.com.  We have a great group of riders registered as well as energetic volunteers that will make this ride …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2014/07/22/2014-bike-tour-rider-jersey/

Ports North revises Cairns dredging proposal, pushes back environmental impact statement release again.

MEDIA RELEASE Ports North revises Cairns dredging proposal, pushes back environmental impact statement release again. 16/07/2014 In new information released by Ports North the estimated amount of material to be dumped has been reduced, more detail on proposed dredge spoil dumping locations has come to light and the release of the environmental impact statement for …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2014/07/16/ports-north-revises-cairns-dredging-proposal-pushes-back-environmental-impact-statement-release/

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