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.
The below proposals are in different phases of the consultative processes.
Any personal information (including sensitive information) that you provide the Authority as part of a public consultation process will be used for the purposes of informing the Authority’s assessment of an application for permission or policy position. The Authority may publish comments made in response to public consultation along with the name of the person or organisation that is attributed to those comments on its website. You do not have to provide the Authority with your name when providing your response to a consultation process, and you may wish to consider using a pseudonym when making your comments. In some cases the Authority may have to share your response, including the name of the person that provided the response, with partner agencies or the applicant for the purposes of finalising the assessment process or policy position on a particular issue. The Authority will not disclose any other personal information that you provide without your consent except whether we are required to do so by an Australian law or court/tribunal order.
Comments will not be regarded as confidential unless confidentiality is specifically requested. This notice does not imply approval for the project. Due consideration will be given to public comments before the Authority makes any decisions in relation to the proposed use.
Consultation feedback being considered
|A holistic approach to active localised reef restoration using Mars Assisted Reef Restoration System (MARRS)|
Reef Magic Cruises Pty Ltd have applied to the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority for permission for the installation, ongoing operation and maintenance of 500 MARRS Reef Stars. This is a collaborative research project to trial the stars as a coral stabilization and reef restoration technique to improve resilience of a coral reef following a major disturbance (e.g. cyclone). If successful, the intent is for the reef stars to remain within the Marine Parks.
|Open for comment until 13 December |
Public Information Package
Museum of Underwater Art Project Stage 1 – John Brewer Reef
The Museum of Underwater Art has applied to the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority for permission for the installation, ongoing operation and maintenance of underwater public artworks at John Brewer Reef as Stage 1 of the Museum of Underwater Art Project. The MOUA project combines underwater art, research and education proposed for the waters around Townsville, Queensland. Stage 1 of the MOUA is co-funded by the Queensland Government and local businesses.
Open for comment until 11 October 2019