Tag Archive: trinity inlet

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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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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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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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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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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Halt to ill-conceived Cairns Dredging welcomed

Cairns and Far North Environment Centre (CAFNEC) has welcomed the State Government’s statements that the Cairns Dredging proposal will not proceed. This announcement comes alongside the long delayed release of the Environmental Impact Statement for public comment. Cairns Post: Trinity Inlet dredging canned after Environmental Impact Statement raises issues For legal reasons the Environmental Impact Statement …

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World Heritage Day Event – message in a bottle

April 18th is World Heritage Day and this year we want to celebrate our national treasure by helping to ensure the Reef is 100% protected. Where: Cairns Esplanade Eastern events lawn, (East of the Lagoon swimming pool) – map link below. What: Picnic and opportunity to send your ‘message in a bottle’ to Greg Hunt …

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Cairns dredging revelations lead to renewed calls to dump new dredging proposal.

2014 maintenance dredging program exceeded normal permitted levels of dumping. MEDIA RELEASE 05/03/2015 It has become apparent to CAFNEC that in 2014 Ports North dumped more dredge spoil in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park than their GBRMPA permit allows for in a normal year. The dumping permit allows for 350,000 tonnes dry weight or …

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Former Marine Park Authority director slams Government reporting to the UN

In an article published on the respected ‘The Conversation’ website former Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) director and World Heritage Committee (WHC) delegate John Day has criticized the selective reporting to the UNESCO World Heritage Centre. Mr Day states that: “The Australian government’s latest report on the Great Barrier Reef, submitted to the UNESCO …

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