Check out our new campaign page “Clear Water Townsville” here!
Protecting our ocean
Join us in celebrating the beautiful clear water of the northern tropics and safeguarding it from unnecessary dredging and other activities that muddy our wonderful Cleveland Bay – an ecological hotspot and fundamental to our unique lifestyle.
Clear Water Townsville is a partnership between North Queensland Conservation Council and the Magnetic Island Nature Care Association.
Continue reading “Introducing “Clear Water Townsville””
Another busy month at NQCC! November will be another eventful month, with Maree attending the Environment Roundtables with other Queensland enviro groups, NQCC hosting an intern, and our unmissable trivia night on the 19th – don’t forget to purchase your tickets!
In this issue: Townsville Port expansion – radioactive contamination at Ben Lomond – Adani ‘critical infrastructure’ – Hell’s Gate Dam forum wrap-up – fisheries reform – Marine Park review – Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement – NQCC’s trivia night – EOI for 2017 postcard exhibition.
Continue reading “Paperbark E-newsletter November 2016”
Click here to view the Additional Environmental Impact Statement for the Port expansion.
Click here to add your name to save our local waters from the Port’s muddy plan!
Click here to make a detailed submission using our template.
NQCC’s action on port expansion
Media alert for Port forum 24 October “Community gathers about Port expansion plans”
Media release 19 October “The Port’s muddy plan for local waters just got bigger”
Community forum at Magnetic Island RSL 26 October – RSVP here.
port expansion plans
- new deepwater outer harbour
- 6 x additional berths in new harbour
- deepening and widening of existing approach channels
- reclamation of 152 hectares of existing harbour for new berths, bulk cargo storage and a rail loop. 
Continue reading “Port of Townsville Expansion”
With a surprising swiftness, yesterday the new ALP State government announced a New T2 spoil disposal site for the dumping of dredge spoil from Abbot Point. The story and NQCC’s reaction is probably best conveyed by way of the two media releases distributed by NQCC since then. The first release was sent out on Wednesday 11 March – the day of the announcement by Premier Palaszczuk. It reads…
‘North Queensland Conservation Council welcomes the new State government’s early delivery on its commitment not to allow the dumping of dredge spoil from Abbot Point in the Caley Valley Wetlands. Continue reading “The proposed new site for dumping at Abbot Point”
An alliance of environmental and community groups, including NQCC, is organising Townsville’s first Flotilla for the Reef. It will take place along The Strand on Sunday 19 October and is aimed at drawing attention to the damage that mega industrial ports and dredge spoil dumping do to the Reef. The flotilla will call for a ban on dumping in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area.
Flotilla spokesperson and James Cook University Marine Biology student Jacinta Tonkin said “We will be marching along The Strand alongside the flotilla of boats to send a message to Continue reading “Townsville’s Flotilla for the Reef”