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Have your say on new public moorings and reef protection markers in the Great Barrier Reef

The Queensland Government has announced additional funding for marine infrastructure in the Great Barrier Reef and is seeking your feedback to help prioritise locations for this infrastructure. 

The new infrastructure will build upon an existing network of over 120 public moorings and 140 reef protection markers in place along the Great Barrier Reef (GBR). The Queensland Government is committed to expanding this network by installing an extra 100 public moorings and 150 reef protection markers over the next three years, including 10 new moorings recently delivered off the coast near Cairns.

Responses provided before 31 January 2017 will be used to inform and prioritise infrastructure in Keppel Bay and the Whitsundays in the 2016–17 financial year. Responses provided after 1 February 2017 will be used to prioritise projects for the 2017/18 and 2018/19 financial years, focusing on the Capricorn Cays to Mackay area and Townsville to Lizard Island areas, respectively.

In assessing priorities, we are considering the following:

  • location
  • the nature of the seabed (e.g. seagrass or coral coverage)
  • the nature of recreational boating in the area
  • the nature of commercial boating in the area (including tourism)
  • the location of sites of cultural or historical significance
  • distribution of infrastructure across the region
  • ease of access for infrastructure maintenance
  • costs and construction feasibility

Stakeholder and community input is a vital part of this project, so your feedback on this proposed marine infrastructure is important.

Please answer this survey to provide your feedback. 

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Submit your response now. Closes 28 January 2018, 11.59pm.

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Last updated
 9 January 2017

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