Tag Archive: coastal development

The Cairns Port dredging proposal and fishing

What is proposed? The proposed Cairns Shipping (Trinity Inlet) Development Project would mean digging up over at least 4.4 million m3 of dredge spoil. Dredge spoil, the mud and other sediment removed from the sea floor, often contains heavy metals, acid sulphate soils and other contaminants from industrial land uses and shipping. Options for dredge …

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Environment, science, politics and economics mean no new dredging is the only option for Cairns

The screening of the Four Corners episode ‘Battle for the Reef’ on Monday the 18th of August held many revelations including: The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) appointed a career bureaucrat to approve dumping of dredge spoil in World Heritage waters after it was rejected by in-house scientists. Long-term monitoring of dredging impacts …

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Community forum on Cairns Port Dredging Announced

The Cairns and Far North Environment Centre (CAFNEC) have today announced the upcoming community forum on Cairns port dredging. When: 24th September 2014, 6:30 pm start Where: Cairns Choral Society hall, 31-33 Greenslopes Street, North Cairns. What: Presentations and panel discussion from tourism and local industry representatives, leading scientists and environmental experts. Presentations, Q&A, light …

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Great Barrier Reef Outlook report cause for concern

MEDIA RELEASE 13/08/2014 The release of the 5 year Great Barrier Reef Outlook report and the final Strategic Assessment Report indicate that we have a long way to go to address declining reef health and avoid UNESCO listing the reef as World Heritage in Danger in 2015. The outlook report sends a clear and concerning …

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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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Dredging proposal for Cairns Port / Trinity Inlet – updated information sheet

Dredging proposal for Cairns Port / Trinity Inlet Ports North is proposing to undertake a major dredging operation in Trinity Inlet, however there are serious environmental risks and major community concerns with the proposal. This proposal is reportedly to allow larger cruise liners to enter Trinity Inlet. The claim is that this will provide economic …

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Ports North revises Cairns dredging proposal, pushes back environmental impact statement release again.

MEDIA RELEASE Ports North revises Cairns dredging proposal, pushes back environmental impact statement release again. 16/07/2014 In new information released by Ports North the estimated amount of material to be dumped has been reduced, more detail on proposed dredge spoil dumping locations has come to light and the release of the environmental impact statement for …

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World Heritage Committee confirms need for Australia to do more to protect our reef

The Cairns Port dredging proposal should be scrapped Cairns and Far North Environment Centre (CAFNEC) welcomes the June 2014 decision by the World Heritage Committee (WHC) to adopt unchanged recommendations on improving reef health and keep the pressure on Australian governments to address industrial port development, dredging, dumping and poor reef water quality. In 2012 the WHC …

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Great Barrier Reef ‘world heritage in danger’ listing to be discussed in Quatar

MEDIA RELEASE 16/06/2014 The UNESCO World Heritage Committee will this week discuss the recommendation that the Great Barrier Reef be listed as ‘world heritage in danger’. If the committee decides that the Australian and Queensland Governments have not done enough they are likely to maintain pressure on Australia ahead of a final decision on reef …

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Save The Reef – Protect Our Inlet event wrap up.

On April 6th 2014 the Cairns and Far North Community came together to express their concern with proposals to dredge to expand Cairns Port, and other dredging / port expansions along the Queensland coast. This highly successful event was attended by a broad range of community members and featured talks from Bob Irwin, Josh Coates, …

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