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
Whitsunday Reef Recovery and Public Art Project
Reef Ecologic Pty Ltd has applied to the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority for permission for the installation, ongoing operation and maintenance of six underwater artworks in the Bowen and Whitsundays area under the ‘Whitsunday Reef Recovery and Public Art Project’. The Whitsunday Reef Recovery and Public Art Project has been developed to support the socio-economic and ecological values of high value tourism destinations that were significantly impact by Tropical Cyclone Debbie in March 2017. The Project is funded by the State and Federal Governments through the ‘Tourism Recovery Fund’ and is led by Reef Ecologic Pty Ltd in partnership with Tourism Whitsundays and Whitsunday Regional Council.
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