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.

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.  

For further information about how the Authority collects and handles personal information and the Authority’s complaints process please read our privacy policy.  

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


Dredge Material Disposal and Maintenance Dredging at the Port of Cairns

The Far North Queensland Ports Corporation Pty Ltd (Ports North)  have applied to the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority for permission to continue to dispose of maintenance dredge spoil material into the Marine Parks at a new disposal site. The disposal site is located in deeper water, adjacent to the existing approved disposal site. The site will be used for disposal of maintenance dredge spoil that accumulates within the existing port channels. Ports North have applied for a 10 year permit consistent with previous permits. The Public Information Package is available here.

Public Consultation open