Proposals - under assessment

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. 

Proposals under assessment

White Horse Australia Lindeman Pty Ltd

White Horse Australia Lindeman Pty Ltd propose to redevelop the existing resort at Lindeman Island. A component of the project is within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and will require permission from the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority. The Proponent initially proposed to construct a new harbour to provide access for the transfer of guests via ferries, luxury vessels and private charters which offers greater protection from the prevailing wind directions. However, given the ongoing multiple pressures on the Great Barrier Reef including bleaching and impacts from cyclone Debbie, the Proponent no longer proposes to construct the harbour. Instead, the Proponent proposes to upgrade the existing jetty and install additional moorings.

A copy of the public notice inviting submissions is also available.

The draft EIS will be available on the Department of State Development's website after 5pm Friday 21 July 2017.

Whitsundays 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, amending instruments will be finalised and provided to the Marine Park Authority Board and Federal Executive Council for approval.