Common sense prevails it seems. Dredge spoil will have to be removed and not dumped at sea near reefs off Queensland.
OFFSHORE dumping of 12 million cubic metres of dredge spoils into the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area has been banned.
Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt said he had ordered the Queensland government and Gladstone Ports Corporation to consider only onshore dumping of dredge spoils from the construction of a proposed $400 million second sea lane. […]
Woodside had planned on dumping a huge dredging spoil quantity off their now abandoned Price’s Point gas plant proposal. Ten metre tides will have ruined a major ecosystem if they had gone ahead.
Greg Hunt has done what former Minister, Tony Burke, refused to do.