QGC increases contribution to protect Gladstone harbour

QGC has contributed $180,000 to preserve the health of Gladstone Harbour in the third year of a partnership with Conservation Volunteers Australia.

The company says the investment in the Gladstone Harbour Catchment Care Program will ensure the continuation of clean-up events, community working bees and marine debris surveys designed to protect and enhance water quality.

QGC and Conservation Volunteers Australia will launch the program on Sunday at Gladstone environmental awareness festival Eco Fest.

During 2011 and 2012, volunteers collected more than 1700kg of rubbish and replaced 30,000m2 of weeds along Briffney Creek with trees.

The program this year involves training volunteers in environmental monitoring skills and raising awareness of environmental issues in schools and among the general community.

The $180,000 investment brings QGC's total contribution to almost $400,000 since the partnership began in 2011.

QGC managing director Derek Fisher said the partnership was part of QGC's commitment to managing impacts and maximising benefits from the Queensland Curtis LNG Project.

"The program supports initiatives to protect environmental qualities of Gladstone Harbour so people can safely enjoy the harbour, The Narrows and adjacent creeks and supporting environment,'' Mr Fisher said.



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