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Guidelines for long term maintenance dredging management plans

The Guidelines for Long-term Maintenance Dredging Management Plans (the Guidelines) support the Maintenance Dredging Strategy by providing State guidance on long term planning and management approaches which should be applied to maintenance dredging of ports in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area.

The Guidelines assist each Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area port in preparing a Long-term Maintenance Development Plan consistent with the requirements of the Queensland Government, these guidelines can be applied to ports Queensland wide. This guideline must be read in conjunction with relevant legislation. 

Long-term Maintenance Dredging Management Plan

It is a requirement of the Maintenance Dredging Strategy for Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area Ports to develop Long-term Maintenance Dredging Management Plans. A Long-term Maintenance Dredging Management Plan is used by individual ports, developed in a transparent manner and aimed at creating a framework for continual improvement in environmental performance.

Queensland ports outside the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area have proactively elected to apply the principles of the Maintenance Dredging Strategy in the development of Long-term Maintenance Dredging Management Plans.

Long-term Maintenance Dredging Management Plans:

  • contribute to maintaining and enhancing the Outstanding Universal Value of the Great Barrier Reef
  • are based on the best available science
  • utilise the principles of ecologically sustainable development
  • ensure continued efficient operation of the port
  • are developed in consultation with key stakeholders.

Long-term Maintenance Dredging Management Plans

Long-term Maintenance Dredging Management Plans for the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area ports have been developed and are available on the port authorities’ websites:

Last updated
17 June 2019