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/

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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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2014/01/10/what-is-the-future-of-the-great-barrier-reef-community-survey/

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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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2014/01/06/send-letter-reject-dredge-spoil-dumping-permit-abbot-point-expansion-project/

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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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2013/12/18/open-letter-gbrmpa-regarding-dredge-spoil-dumping-permit-abbot-point-expansion-project/

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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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2013/11/11/its-crunch-time-for-our-flying-foxes-please-help/

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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Help support the Flying Foxes!

Watch this space for more information on how you can help protect the flying foxes!

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Aquis casino and resort development, Yorkey’s Knob

Chinese developer Tony Fung is proposing a large casino and integrated tourism development at Yorkey’s Knob, Cairns. This project is at the initial proposal stage and does not yet have any of the approvals it would need to go ahead. The site is mostly existing cane farms (about 353 hectares total) with some areas of …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2013/08/20/aquis-casino-and-resort-development-yorkeys-knob/

Plastic-Free Push

On July 11th, 2013, Environment Minister Andrew Powell confirmed the Queensland Government would be considering a ban on plastic bags, but by the next day the story had changed.  On Friday, 12th July, Minister Powell said, “The Newman Government will not introduce waste or recycling measures that increase the cost of living for Queenslanders.” We …

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