Plans to dump dredge spoils on Great Barrier Reef heritage area axed

ABC News

17 November 2013

The Federal Government has axed plans to dump dredge spoils into the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage area off Gladstone in central Queensland.

Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt has ordered the Queensland Government and the Gladstone Ports Corporation to consider only onshore dumping of dredge spoils from the construction of a proposed $400 million second sea lane. Read more