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This week the newly combined Queensland Department of Environment and Resource Management has refused an Application by Port Hinchinbrook Services Pty Ltd for Resource Entitlement for the Sea Dumping of dredge spoil into the world heritage listed Hinchinbrook Passage.

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March 2008

Phoenix the Newsletter of the Alliance to Save Hinchinbrook

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7 August 2007

Girrimay National Park Declared

We thank a succession of Queensland Environment Ministers – Rod Welford, Dean Wells, Desley Boyle, and Lindy Nelson-Carr – for keeping the promise made ten years ago to protect this coastal wetland along side the Hinchinbrook Channel as national park. 

12 May 2007

ASH, as the local group for the Hinchinbrook area, seeks your assistance in lobbying The Honourable Craig Wallace, the new Minister for Natural Resources and Water (Queensland), to not transfer the Special Lease for Hinchinbrook Island Resort to a Keith Williams company.

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6 April 2007

Keith Williams, Port Hinchinbrook developer, has purchased the Hinchinbrook Island Wilderness Lodge and Resort at Cape Richards.

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19 October 2006


The proposal for construction of two rock breakwater walls at Oyster Point has been approved by the Commonwealth Environment Minister Ian Campbell.

In the only concession to the world heritage listed wildlife of the affected area, the Minister has diminished protection to the level of mere "signage". 

Nothing but limits to boating access can protect dugongs and sea turtles from the sheer volume of boating traffic attracted by convenience of access; yet boating activity in this dugong habitat is completely uncontrolled.

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19 October 2006


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18 October 2006 Federal Government approves Breakwaters at Port Hinchinbrook

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"They said you'd never make it."
HINCHINBROOK: a case study of development and environmental protection in Australia
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JUNE 2008

Hinchinbrook Island Management Plan Review


September 2007

Phoenix : Newsletter of the Alliance to Save Hinchinbrook

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25 August 2007

ASH Media Release

Port Hinchinbrook residents wish Port Hinchinbrook woes onto local Council

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7 August 2007

Girrimay National Park declared

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May 2007

ASH alert to supporters. 

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April 2007

Keith Williams announces the purchase of Hinchinbrook Island Wilderness Lodge and Resort at Cape Richards.

November 2006

Construction of Breakwaters at Port Hinchinbrook begins. More>>>

18 October 2006

Commonwealth Government approves the construction of two breakwaters at Port Hinchinbrook through the State Marine Park and Hinchinbrook Channel.

6 October 2006

According to reliable sources, Keith Williams, Port Hinchinbrook developer, has purchased the Hinchinbrook Island Wilderness Lodge and Resort at Cape Richards. Read the Alert

31 August 2006

Public Notice : Public comment is sought for the proposed construction of two breakwaters by Cardwell Council through their agent Cardwell Properties. Read Public Notice

29 August 2006

Commonwealth Govt. designates the lowest level of assessment to the Breakwater application Assessment by Preliminary Documentation.Read the decision

6 April 2006

Supreme Court of Queensland hands down judgment in the ASH vs EPA Port Hinchinbrook Breakwater Judicial Review. See Details

28 March 2006

KEITH Williams' deal to sell his Port Hinchinbrook to developer Russell McCart's Meridien has collapsed. See Details

29th September 2005

"The Environmental Protection Agency has rejected stage two of the Port Hinchinbrook development", Environment Minister Desley Boyle said today. See more.

May 2005

Dugongs of Hinchinbrook Art Auction in Cairns huge success. See more

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Ray Crooke - Man Looking at Dugong "Better to look at Dugong than destroy"