Tag Archive: coastal development

REEF HOUR @ Pt Douglas

The Great Barrier Reef and the future of reef tourism. Your reef – your jobs – your future An invitation to tourism operators, crew, divers, tourists and others with an interest in the future of the GBR and tourism Short presentations from  Mayor of Douglas Shire Julia Leu, tourism professionals and environmental experts and a …

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Scientists echo community in calling for Reef 2050 plan improvements

MEDIA RELEASE: In scathing criticism of the Draft Reef 2050 long term sustainability plan for the Great Barrier Reef the country’s leading scientific academy has called for Governments to move away from a ‘business as usual’ approach to reef management. The Reef 2050 report was commissioned after UNESCO demanded Australia come up with a plan …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2014/10/28/scientists-echo-community-calling-reef-2050-plan-improvements/

Reef 2050 draft plan – Guide and easy email letter

Introduction The Australian and Queensland governments have released the Reef 2050 Long-Term Sustainability Plan for public comment over a six week period which ends on 27 October 2014. The Plan is designed to inform future development providing an over-arching framework to guide protection and management of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area from 2015 …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2014/10/17/reef-2050-draft-plan-guide-easy-email-letter/

CAFNEC’s vision to improve management for the future of the Northern Great Barrier Reef.

 Save the Great Barrier Reef – protect the Far North. CAFNEC’s vision to improve management for the future of the Northern Great Barrier Reef. A healthy Great Barrier Reef (GBR) is a crucial for the Far North Queensland economy and our social well-being. Our reef and inshore environments are intrinsically linked and we need whole …

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Reef Hour @ Salt House

Reef Hour The Great Barrier Reef and the future of reef tourism. Your reef – your jobs – your future An invitation to tourism operators, crew, divers and others with an interest in the future of the GBR and tourism. Short presentations from tourism professionals and environmental experts and a chance for informal discussions with …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2014/10/08/reef-hour-salt-house/

Pictures of Cairns dredging highlight impact

MEDIA RELEASE 03/10/2014 New pictures released today of maintenance dredging in Cairns show the impact of dredging and dumping in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area. The Cairns and Far North Environment Centre (CAFNEC) Marine Programs Coordinator Josh Coates recently joined professional photographers for a fly over the maintenance dredging being undertaken in Cairns port …

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Community forum on Cairns dredging a resounding success

A great turn out, expert speakers, dozens of committed volunteers and a hot topic – all the ingredients for a highly successful event. CAFNEC would like to thank the speakers and panellists on the night who spoke passionately, clearly and informatively to a full house on a range of topics related to the proposed port …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2014/09/25/community-forum-cairns-dredging-resounding-success/

Top class line-up of speakers for Community Forum on Cairns Port Dredging

The Cairns and Far North Environment Centre (CAFNEC) have confirmed an impressive and diverse line up of speakers for presentations and panel discussion at the upcoming community forum on Cairns port dredging, 6:30 24th September 2014 at the Cairns Choral Society 31-33 Greenslopes St, North Cairns. CAFNEC is proud to be able to bring a …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2014/09/21/top-class-line-speakers-community-forum-cairns-port-dredging/

Will the Reef 2050 plan actually protect our World Heritage icon?

The Cairns and Far North Environment Centre (CAFNEC) is concerned that the draft Reef 2050 plan released today falls short of what is required to protect the Great Barrier Reef into the future. MEDIA RELEASE 15/09/2014 Headlining CAFNEC concerns is the reliance on the Queensland Ports Strategy, North East Shipping Management Plan and a yet …

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Abbot Point offshore dumping backflip – call to rule out offshore dumping in Cairns

The Abbot Point consortium (North Queensland Bulk Ports, GVK Hancock and Adani Group) have reportedly announced that they will re-submit a proposal to Environment Minister Greg Hunt, for onshore dumping as an alternative to the approved offshore dumping at Abbott Point. The change is in response to community opposition to dredging and dumping near the …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2014/09/02/abbot-point-offshore-dumping-backflip-call-rule-offshore-dumping-cairns/