Consultation underway

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.  

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

Upgrade to boating facilities at Clump Point, Mission Beach
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.
Interested persons, especially those who believe that the proposed use will restrict their reasonable use of this part of the Marine Park, are invited to lodge written comments on the proposal with the Authority.  

Comments should be forwarded to:
Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
Environmental Assessment and Protection Unit
PO Box 1379
Townsville QLD 4810
Open for comment from 18 January to 17 February 2018.
Reef 2050 Plan draft policies

The 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.

These draft policies were open for comment until 25 August 2017. Feedback is currently being reviewed.

Policy on ‘Cruise Ship operations within the Great Barrier Reef’

The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority and Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service were seeking comment on the draft policy which has been updated to reflect current management arrangements and to promote ecological sustainable cruise ship operations within the Great Barrier Reef. The draft policy guides how protected area managers make decisions on cruise ship operations within the Great Barrier Reef and informs cruise ship operators, booking agents and tourists of management arrangements.Public comment was being sought for consideration in the final policy document. Comments were due 14 July 2017. Feedback is currently being reviewed.