Category Archive: Water Management

Vote for the Environment – what has happened in the last 3 years?

In the lead up to the 2015 election CAFNEC is encouraging everyone to Vote For The Environment and Vote for the Reef. Queensland Conservation Council and The Cairns And Far North Environment Centre are sharing the following summary of the environmental policies enacted in the last three years of Government. This leaflet is being distributed …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2015/01/27/vote-environment-happened-last-3-years/

CAFNEC Environment report card – election 2015

CAFNEC have released a summary report card on the political parties policies on the environment for the 2015 Queensland state election on Jan 31st. The scorecard can be downloaded as a pdf here: CAFNECElectionReportCard_web, and can be viewed below. Full detail of the parties responses to our survey are available here. Late breaking news: Labor has …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2015/01/23/cafnec-environment-report-card-election-2015/

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: https://cafnec.org.au/2014/08/10/aquis-environmental-impact-statement-public-comment/

Barron River Water Quality Community Confidence Project

Friends of the Earth in Melbourne have just released a study into the drinking water supplied to greater Melbourne[1 ].  The results are disturbing to say the least. The study may well have relevance to our own situation as several key factors are similar: a wide diversity of pesticides used in an agricultural catchment; patchy …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2012/12/12/barron-river-water-quality-community-confidence-project/

Update on the Wet Tropics Water Resource Planning Process

CAFNEC, as a member of the Community Reference Panel (CRP) for the Wet Tropics Water Resource Plan process, met with Minister Andrew Cripps at South Johnstone on the 18th April 2012 along with other community representatives. This meeting was held by the new Minister for Natural Resources and Mines partly in response to a recent Land and Environment Court decision in favour of …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2012/06/22/update-on-the-wet-tropics-water-resource-planning-process/