Consultation - completed

The opportunity for the public to comment on a proposal is an important part of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority's environmental assessment and consultative processes. Interested parties are invited to contact us for more information, or to make a written submission in relation to the proposal.


Upgrade to boating facilities at Clump Point, Mission Beach

The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority re-issued this permit on 5 July 2018 due to a small administrative error. The new cut off for requesting reconsideration is now 26 July 2018 (within 21 days of publishing on website).

The Department of Transport and Main Roads has applied to the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority for permission to undertake works to upgrade the boating facilities at Mission Beach, Clump Point. The proposed works include an additional boat ramp lane, additional floating walkway, upgrading existing breakwater, upgrading existing carpark and turning area, installation of a new detached breakwater that provides sheltered waters to; a jetty, two berthing pontoons, 5-6 pen berths and 5-6 swing moorings.

Permit granted

Statement of reasons for the decision

Assessment report

Attachment A - PIP

Attachment B - SI - PIP with Appendices

Attachment C - EPBC Statement of Reasons

Reconsideration decision statement of reasons

Whitsunday Plan of Management

The Whitsundays Plan of Management (the Plan) outlines the activities that can occur in the region, while protecting the spectacular environment. The Plan is currently being reviewed. The public consultation period has now closed.

After considering public comments, the amending instruments were finalised and provided to the Marine Park Authority Board and Federal Executive Council for approval. The updated Whitsunday Plan of Management is now in effect.
Queensland Shark Control Program

The Queensland Shark Control Program permit was re-issued on 10 July 2018 to accommodate changes requested by the applicant. The applicant removed seven (7) shark species from the target shark species list at Schedule 3.

The Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries applied to continue operating its shark control program in Great Barrier Reef Marine Park waters.

The activities involve a program to take animals that pose a threat to human life or safety using baited drumlines in the Cairns, Townsville, Mackay, Capricorn Coast and Gladstone areas and a research program in those same areas.

Re-issued permit

Statement of reasons for the decision

Assessment report

News release

Reconsideration Decision - Statement of Reasons

Draft Woodwark Bay South Location site plan

The purpose of the draft Woodwark Bay South Location site plan is to establish an area suitable for private moorings that minimises impacts on the values of the area and supports sustainable opportunities for users. It will provide guidance when considering an application for permission to install the private moorings within the Woodwark Bay South Location.

Reef 2050 Plan draft policiesThe draft Cumulative Impact Management Policy and the draft Net Benefit Policy complement each other by providing guidance on how to reduce threats and improve the Reef’s resilience in the context of continuing climate change pressures. These policies set out principles and steps to guide their practical application.