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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Far North Wilderness Bike Tour 2014

The Far North Wilderness Bike Tour is on!!! This event runs from September 27th to October 4th, 2014.  This unforgettable 8 day, fully catered, self-paced bike tour will take participants over 500kms through some of the most spectacular landscapes of tropical north Queensland. Riders will be supported by a crew who will transport their luggage, …

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Comment on the Great Barrier Reef Strategic Assessment

  The Cairns and Far North Environment Centre have serious concerns with the adequacy of the Strategic Assessment. Our comments on the Strategic Assessment are below and are downloadable as a pdf here. Public Consultation on the Assessment closes on Friday 31 January 2014.  http://www.reefhaveyoursay.com.au/have-your-say Background to the Strategic Assessment In March 2012 a joint …

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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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What is the future of the Great Barrier Reef – community survey

What is the Future of The Great Barrier Reef? Far-North Queensland Community Survey We have launched our new survey designed to assess your opinions regarding the current and future environmental health of the Great Barrier Reef. We plan to use the results to identify community and business priorities, and help facilitate action to protect our world heritage icon. 1st Prize: Two nights accommodation …

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Send a letter – Reject Dredge Spoil Dumping Permit for Abbot Point expansion project

Send a letter – Reject Dredge Spoil Dumping Permit for Abbot Point expansion project The dumping of dredge spoil anywhere along the coast adjoining the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park (GBRMP) is something that should concern everyone on the planet. This proposal is just one of many dredging proposals along the Great Barrier Reef coastline …

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Open Letter to GBRMPA regarding Dredge Spoil Dumping Permit for Abbot Point expansion project

On Tuesday the 10th December 2013, Environment Minister Greg Hunt approved the dredging and dumping of 3 million cubic metres of seabed in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area at Abbot Point. However the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) is yet to issue a permit to allow the dumping to occur in …

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Take action for our flying-foxes

Council and the Novotel resort are planning to disperse the spectacled flying-fox colony from the Cairns CBD. The spectacled flying-fox helps to keep the rainforest healthy by pollinating flowers and dispersing seeds. Please help us protect them.

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Marine Response Team Meeting #3

Marine Response Team meeting. Let’s make this the biggest one yet! We have started to build some real momentum in the team to date – this meeting will be about getting as many of us together as possible, consolidating our work so far and planning for the upcoming ‘silly season’. We will be briefing, reporting …

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Oh My Gok!

Retail giant, Target Australia, has announced it will reintroduce plastic bags in to its stores!!! In 2009, Target lead the way and announced its national ban on single-use plastic bags, with its Managing Director stating: “We all have a role to play in reducing our impact on the environment.  One way is to reduce the …

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