Tag Archive: dredging

Bob Irwin confirmed for Cairns Save The Reef – Protect Our Inlet community rally

Bob Irwin confirmed for Cairns Save The Reef – Protect Our Inlet community rally event. Bob Irwin, veteran environmental warrior and father of the late Steve Irwin, has been confirmed as a key speaker at the upcoming major community event at Cairns Lagoon on April 6th. Bob Irwin said: “The Reef is one of the …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2014/03/27/bob-irwin-confirmed-cairns-save-reef-protect-inlet-community-rally/

Petition: Save Our Reef – Protect Our Inlet – Community say no to Cairns Port Dredging Proposal

Petition: Community say no to Cairns Port Dredging Proposal 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. Given the sensitive Inlet environment, the proximity of the Inlet to Great Barrier Reef, and its value to the tourism …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2014/02/25/petition-save-reef-protect-inlet-community-say-cairns-port-dredging-proposal/

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/

Enough is enough – The common threat of port expansion

By Wendy Tubman, Coordinator North Queensland Conservation Council When Townsville’s port was established back in 1864, it catered for small ships that plied largely up and down the east coast.  It was in a large but well-sheltered bay, with a large river supplying water for the town growing up around the port and a rich …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2013/12/05/enough-enough-common-threat-port-expansion/

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/