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”
Paperbark is a monthly e-update of NQCC activities, campaigns, news and events.
Welcome to this month’s issue of Paperbark. We’d like to welcome a new staffer to the NQCC community – Jacob Miller. In the role of community campaigner, Jacob will be organising some big events coming up this year, producing media and written content on our site and improving NQCC’s community outreach. Welcome Jacob!
In this issue, Proposed funding cuts to ARENA – ACF loses court case to Adani – Queenslands climate change action policy – Toxic lead dust from Townsville port – Burdekin Dry Tropics Regional NRM published – Interactive sea level rise modelling launched – Upcoming events – General notices.
Continue reading “Paperbark e-newsletter September 2016”
Guest post by Charlie McColl. Charlie is NQCC’s representative on the Port Stakeholders Working Group.
New data coming from updated monitoring equipment at the Townsville waterfront appears to confirm long-held community concern about heavy metal pollution being carried in dust emanating from the state-owned Port of Townsville. Continue reading “Townsville Port still battling lead pollution”
In this issue: Welcome back; Feeling the heat; NQCC News in brief; Carmichael Mine; Contaminated dust deposition; Water issues; A GLOBAL agreement on climate change – Paris December 2015; Divestment – Westpac commitment, Market Forces ‘Burned’ Report; improved SuperSwitch; Decarbonisation – Inspiration for Action; Earth Hour; Townsville Against Live Export; Turning clicktivists into real-world activists; Diary Dates. Continue reading “Paperbark: February 2016 – the monthly e-news of NQCC”
The fight to save our local environment just got one step closer with the State government walking over the ongoing assessment process in order to list Townsville port as a ‘Priority Port Development Area’. On 6 June, NQCC distributed the following media release: ‘The people of Townsville have every reason to feel betrayed by the release of the Queensland Port Strategy yesterday’, said NQCC Coordinator Wendy Tubman. Continue reading “Government ignores community concern on Townsville port”