Now the Sustainable Ports Development legislation has been recently enacted by the Queensland Parliament how will it affect me?

  • Although the legislation was amended to allow for minor works around the harbour: 50,000 cubic metres a project limited to 150,000 cubic metres over a four year period, it is a 'draconian restriction' and to put it into context, the yearly maintenance dredging removes over 800,000 cubic metres of silt build up. 
  • Now that all future expansion is capped, the only lifeline we have is the Cairns Shipping Development project that is controlled by the Queensland government. This government has already announced that it does not support the projects DRAFT EIS outcome.
  • Our city and region deserve better and our organisation will be working towards amending the legislation.

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