Public consultation

The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) consults the public on a range of matters, including permit applications and proposed developments.

A list of current plans, applications and assessments for public consultation are available online, along with details on the process.

All proposals for development within or partly within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park must be assessed for a permit under the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Act 1975.

If the proposal is likely to have a significant impact on a matter of national environmental significance, including the Marine Park and World Heritage Area, then the proponent must also seek approval from the Federal Environment Minister under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999

A privacy notice outlines how we handle personal information supplied by a permit applicant as part of the application process.

Proposals open for public comment

The opportunity for the public to comment on a proposal is an important part of GBRMPA's environmental assessment and consultative processes. As part of these processes, interested parties are invited to contact us for more information, or to make a written submission on a proposal. 

Lindeman Island Integrated Tourist Resort
White Horse Australia Lindeman Pty Ltd propose to redevelop the existing resort at Lindeman Island. A component of the project is within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and will require permission from the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority. The proposal includes a new harbour to provide access for the transfer of guests via ferries, luxury vessels and private charters which offers greater protection from the prevailing wind directions.Capital dredging is proposed in the construction of the harbour.

The Coordinator-General has declared the project to be a coordinated project. The Federal Environment Minister determined the project a 'controlled action'. An environmental impact statement (EIS) is required to be prepared by the proponent. The Coordinator-General has released for public consultation the draft terms of reference for the EIS.