Posted on July 24, 2015
The Sustainable Ports Development Bill 2015 (Bill) was introduced by the Queensland Government on 3 June 2015 as part of the new government’s commitment under the Reef 2050 Long-Term Sustainability Plan (LTSP).
The Bill prohibits the development of new ports and off-shore dumping of spoil along the majority of the Queensland coastline and provides for master planning of ports to promote economic growth.
The key policy objective of the Bill is to provide for the protection of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area (GBRWHA) by managing development activities of the ports in and adjacent to the GBRWHA.
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