Category Archive: Trinity Inlet

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: https://cafnec.org.au/2014/02/13/port-douglas-reef-rally-rise-reef/

What is the future of our reef? – Community survey results released

Community survey results released – concerned community has their say Read survey result highlights and download the full survey results. The Cairns and Far North Environment Centre have released the results of the ‘What is the future of our reef’ community survey. The extensive survey was taken by 843 community members from Cairns and surrounding …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2014/02/05/future-reef-community-survey-results-released/

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: https://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: https://cafnec.org.au/2014/01/13/cairns-port-dredging-proposal-another-gladstone/

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: https://cafnec.org.au/2014/01/06/send-letter-reject-dredge-spoil-dumping-permit-abbot-point-expansion-project/

Cairns port expansion threatens to undermine our bay.

By Josh Coates, Marine Programs Officer   With the ‘Cairns shipping development proposal’ environmental impact statement (EIS) set for release in March or April of 2014 now is a good time to examine the threat the proposed port expansion poses to our marine environment. What is proposed? Ports North proposes to widen the existing outer …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2013/12/05/cairns-port-expansion-threatens-undermine-bay-2/

Marine Response Team 1st meeting – volunteer opportunity

Marine Response Team: Conservation action for our far North Queensland marine environment. Here in Queensland’s far North we enjoy one of the most diverse and beautiful marine environments in the world. Our ocean, reefs, estuaries and marine life need our help to survive and prosper. We need your help to protect the world below the …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2013/09/23/marine-response-team-1st-meeting-volunteer-opportunity/

Trinity Inlet Issue summary

Proposal to expand dredging operation in Trinity Inlet – issue summary September 2012 Update 2013 – Trinity inlet fact sheet 1 Cairns Port Authority proposes to: • Widen the existing outer channel (11.2km long) from 90m wide to 140m wide; • Increase the depth of the outer channel and inner harbour channel from 8.3m to 9.4m; …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2013/02/20/trinity-inlet-issue-summary/

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