Reef watchdog postpones CQ dredging decision

JUST four days before it was to make a decision on whether to allow dredging on the Central Queensland coast, the Great Barrier Reef watchdog has opted to take Christmas off.

Environment Minister Greg Hunt gave an approval for the state-owned North Queensland Bulk Ports to dredge three million cubic metres of material around Abbot Point on December 11, forcing the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority to make a decision by December 24.

Instead, GBRMPA has now extended the deadline to January 31.

Topics:  dredging environment gbrmpa great barrier reef greg hunt

Community sets $1 million goal for families shattered by trawler tragedy

The fishing trawler, Dianne, which capsized north of Bundaberg yesterday.

Go Fund Me page set up for families involved in FV Dianne tragedy

After Adani success, second CQ mega mine on Rocky's radar

While the region has been wrapped up in the discussion about Adani, another big player has been quietly building up behind the scenes.

Major project to deliver more than 3000 jobs gets EIS green light

Four men still missing after divers clear trawler wreck

FOUR MISSING: Inspector Darren Sommerville addresses the media outside Gladstone Police Station.

Four families may be yet to find closure.

Local Partners