Tag Archive: dredging

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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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2014/08/05/dredging-proposal-cairns-port-trinity-inlet-updated-information-sheet/

CAFNEC gives evidence at Great Barrier Reef Senate Inquiry

On 23/07/2014 CAFNEC Marine Programs Coordinator Josh Coates gave evidence to the Senate Committee Inquiry into the management of the Great Barrier Reef, meeting in Townsville. In giving evidence CAFNEC  highlighted issues including: The impacts of the proposed Cairns Port dredging The need to protect the ‘healthy’ section of the reef North of Cooktown from …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2014/07/24/cafnec-gives-evidence-great-barrier-reef-senate-inquiry/

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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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2014/07/16/ports-north-revises-cairns-dredging-proposal-pushes-back-environmental-impact-statement-release/

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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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2014/06/19/world-heritage-committee-confirms-need-australia-protect-reef/

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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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2014/06/16/great-barrier-reef-world-heritage-danger-listing-discussed-quatar/

Great Barrier Reef report card shows farmers are doing their bit, but what about dredging?

The Great Barrier Reef Report Card 2012 and 2013 – Reef Water Quality Protection Plan was released today. This report suggests that some progress is being made in improving quality of water reaching the reef from land*, but paints a picture of a reef in poor health in many areas. However, the current dredging proposals (including Cairns …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2014/06/12/great-barrier-reef-report-card-shows-farmers-bit-dredging/

How much do you know about the dredging proposal for Cairns Port? – Short video to share

The CAFNEC Marine Response Team volunteers have produced a new short video highlighting the need for more community education regarding the proposed dredging of Cairns Port. How much do you know about the proposal to dredge over 5 million cubic meteres of potentially toxic mud from Cairns Port in Trinity Inlet? Find out more at: https://cafnec.org.au/what-we-do/marine-conservation/trinity-inlet/ and …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2014/06/05/much-know-dredging-proposal-cairns-port-short-video-share/

Queensland Resources Council and State Government in tag team spin campaign ignoring the ‘reef facts’ about the Great Barrier Reef.

In recent weeks we have seen the publishing by the State Government of its ‘reef facts’ website coordinated with a media blitz and TV ads by the Queensland Resources Council  and an ‘Australians for coal’ website published by the Minerals Council of Australia. This spin campaign is misrepresenting the ‘facts’ and is a blatant attempt …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2014/04/23/queensland-resources-council-state-government-tag-team-spin-campaign-ignoring-reef-facts-great-barrier-reef/

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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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2014/04/09/save-reef-protect-inlet-event-wrap/

This Sunday! Save The Reef – Protect Our Inlet. Cairns community gathering and march.

Dredging proposals threaten our future: Community gathering and march. When: Sunday April 6th 11:30 for 12 Noon Where: Esplanade Lagoon, Western Events Area, Cairns, Queensland. What: Live Music, Speakers, March through town. Dress in blue, bring signs and banners, family friendly, fun, all welcome. Speakers will include veteran environmentalist Bob Irwin. Want to volunteer to …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2014/03/29/save-reef-protect-inlet-community-gathering-march/