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.

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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

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Proposed maintenance dredging the Port of Hay Point, Mackay

North Queensland Bulk Ports has applied to the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority for a permission to undertake maintenance dredging and dredge material disposal for the Port of Hay Point, Mackay. The proposed works to be conducted within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park included maintenance dredging of the departure channel and disposal of all dredge material from the dredging activity. Maintenance dredging and bed levelling are also proposed within the apron, berth pockets of the port and Half Tide Tug Harbour which are located outside the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

Submission period has closed. Submissions are now being analysed.
Proposed barge ramp at Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island Enterprises Limited has applied to the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority for permission for the construction, ongoing operation and maintenance of a concrete barge ramp adjacent to the airport runway on the west side of Hamilton Island. The proposed works will not require dredging or spoil disposal in the Marine Park. The Barge Ramp Project is funded by Hamilton Island Enterprises and is required to support the reconstruction work on Hamilton Island post Cyclone Debbie and reduce heavy vessel traffic within the Hamilton Island Marina.

Submission period has closed. Submissions are now being analysed.
Jetty construction at Gribble Point, Yarrabah

​The Department of Transport and Main Roads has applied to the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority for permission for the construction, ongoing operation and maintenance of a single piled concrete jetty adjacent to the boat ramp on the south side of Gribble Point, Yarrabah. The proposed works will not require dredging or spoil disposal in the Marine Park. The Yarrabah Jetty Project is a Queensland Government funded infrastructure initiative designed to stimulate economic activity (through cultural tourism, construction, operation) and provide increased opportunity for Yarrabah residents to access employment, education and other public services based in Cairns.

Submission period has closed. Submissions are now being analysed.
Draft Reef Intervention Policy Guidelines



Draft Reef Intervention Policy Supporting Information

The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority is seeking comment on the draft guidelines that provide guidance when considering an application for permission to conduct intervention activities to improve resilience of coral reef habitats in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. Applications will be assessed under Regulation 88Q of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Regulations 1983. The draft guidelines provide more clarity on how the Authority ensures these projects do not have an adverse impact on the biodiversity, heritage, social or economic values of the Marine Park.

Comments should be forwarded to:
Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
Environmental Assessment and Protection Unit
PO Box 1379
Townsville QLD 4810
Submission period has closed. Submissions are now being analysed.