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Gov't realises reef is not a tip. Decides wetlands are?

Gov't realises reef is not a tip. Decides wetlands are?

Posted 25 September 2014   by Amy         Permalink | 2 Comments

Tags: dredging, reef, wetlands, action

Guess what? The Queensland Government AREN'T going to let millions of tonnes of dredging sludge be dumped in the Great Barrier Reef!


I know, kinda seems like common sense right but it's only thanks to people like you speaking out that this is the case. Initially the Queensland Government had approved a permit to dump the sludge from Abbot Point (where they're expanding a coal terminal) into the reef.

But thanks to concerned peeps speaking up to protect the reef, and a potential court case from the North Queensland Conservation Council, the Gov't has said that the sludge can't be dumped on the reef! YAY!

The bad news is, the fight is not over ... now they have their sights set on dumping the sludge on or near the Caley Valley wetlands.

From reef to wetlands? Do they really think we're going to let them get away with that? I'm thinking nup. The wetlands are home to a number of threatened bird species as well as countless other native animals. What's more, it's part of the greater reef ecosystem and helps filter water running into the reef.

Did any of the words I just said sound like 'rubbish tip' to you? Nope? Me neither. Your voice helped stop them from dumping on the reef. You can help stop this too. Click here to send a message to the decision makers TODAY and help protect the wetlands from dredging sludge.

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