The Queensland government wants to dredge 1.7 million cubic metres from the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area and then dump this material into settling ponds in the Caley Valley wetlands, wiping out habitat for endangered and migratory birds and risking sediment running back into the Reef.
If you have two minutes, please make a submission to Greg Hunt: https://caleyvalley.good.do/stop-fast-tracking-abbot-point-dredging-and-dumping/send-in-a-submission-to-protect-the-reef-wetlands/
We've included our points of concern in the email, but please also personalise and add your thoughts. We've been successful in getting dumping offshore but the Queensland government wants to start work on these projects in January next year.
But what's the rush? Adani and others are yet to receive funding for their controversial coal projects. We run the risk of having dredging done for a port that may never be built for coal that may never be mined.
If you'd like more details about what's going to happen at Caley Valley, you can listen to an interview that I did on Radio National last week: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/breakfast/wetlands-threatened-by-onshore-dumping-at-abbot-point/5946022