Tag Archive: marine

Lobbying to dredge Cairns Port misleading and misguided

Lobbying to dredge Cairns Port misleading and misguided CAFNEC is countering claims by lobbyists that new dredging in Cairns Port is necessary for our economic future and reminding people of the environmental risks that would be involved. With some pretty one sided reporting over recent days on the issue of Cairns Port dredging it is timely …

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Cape York Wongai coal mine coordinated project status lapses

Cape York Wongai coal mine fails to progress approvals process as coordinated project status lapses The proposed Wongai coal mine on Princess Charlotte Bay, Cape York has failed to progress its applications with the Queensland government and is no longer listed as a coordinated project under the control of the Department of State Development.  The …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2015/07/27/cape-york-wongai-coal-mine-coordinated-project-status-lapses/

Support Net Free Zones for Cairns and other parts of Queensland

Support Net Free Zones for Cairns and other parts of Queensland CAFNEC has long supported the introduction of net free areas in sensitive areas and areas subject to heavy human environmental pressure along the Queensland coast. We have worked closely with the local recreational fishing group CAREFISH to support the campaign to introduce a net …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2015/07/07/support-net-free-zones-for-cairns-and-other-parts-of-queensland/

Opinion: The Flaw in the New White Paper for Developing Northern Australia

The Flaw in the New White Paper for Developing Northern Australia Opinion: John Gleu, CAFNEC member and Friends Of The Earth Kuranda President Tony Abbott and Leichhardt M.P Warren Entsch revealed their vision for Northern Australia for the next 15 years in their new newly released Northern Australia White Paper. The White Paper predicts that by …

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Auditor General Report confirms that there is a long way to go before reef is out of danger

MEDIA RELEASE 10/06/2015 Auditor General Report confirms that there is a long way to go before reef is out of danger Cairns and Far North Environment Centre (CAFNEC) is today drawing attention to a report by the Queensland Auditor-General ‘Managing water quality in Great Barrier Reef catchments” tabled in Parliament today. The report questions the effectiveness …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2015/06/10/auditor-general-report-confirms-that-there-is-a-long-way-to-go-before-reef-is-out-of-danger/

Addressing urban water pollution – Cairns Drain Stencil Project Launch

Get in on the ground level. Get outdoors, get creative, meet people and do your bit to protect our local marine environment! Join us on World Environment Day, FridayJune 5th, to help launch the Cairns Drain Stencil Project. Our community volunteer group – the CAFNEC Marine Response Team – are excited to be coordinating this project with the support …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2015/06/02/addressing-urban-water-pollution-cairns-drain-stencil-project-launch/

Your guide to providing feedback on the Cairns Dredging EIS

Public Comment Period ends 1st June 2015   To help you have your say CAFNEC has provided the following resources: Short Background Some points you may wish to make in providing comment How to have your say A pro-forma letter you can adapt, or sign and send, or email using the easy email tool (scroll …

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Seventy One Percent – marine conservation themed art exhibition

A group of James Cook University students is presenting an art exhibition this June on the theme of our positive and negative relationship with the ocean. Titled Seventy One Percent – the percentage of the earth’s surface that is water – the event is a group exhibition comprised of emerging and established artists who share …

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Open letter to Cairns Airport regarding possible new helipad location

Open Letter to Kevin Brown, CEO, Cairns Airport (CAPL) Kevin Brown, CEO Cairns Airport (CAPL) Via email to: kevin.brown@cairnsairport.com.au  2015-04-23 Dear Kevin, It has come to our attention that an option is being considered by Cairns Airport Pty Ltd (CAPL) to locate a new heliport at the site of the Jack Barnes Bicentennial Boardwalk.  We …

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Congratulations, the environment wins – Cairns dredging halted!

Congratulations, the environment wins – Cairns dredging halted! Significant win in the ongoing campaign to protect Trinity Inlet and the Great barrier Reef World Heritage Area. On Saturday 18th April 2015 the Queensland Government announced that it would not be funding the Cairns Dredging proposal. CAFNEC has put in years of work informing politicians and …

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