Reef in Brief - November 2013 special edition
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Strategic Assessment public consultation underway
Have your say on the future management of the Great Barrier Reef and coastal zone

Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt today joined his Queensland counterparts Deputy Premier Jeff Seeney and Minister for Environment Heritage and Protection Andrew Powell to announce the start of public consultation on the comprehensive strategic assessment .

There are two parts to the comprehensive strategic assessment — a marine component and a coastal zone component.
The draft reports look at the Reef’s values and how these values are being protected now and into the future, while enabling the sustainable development of the coastal zone.
This is the largest strategic assessment undertaken in Australia. It addresses UNESCO’s concerns about the impact of coastal development on the Reef. Consultation closes 31 January 2014.
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Make a submission

You can submit feedback on the strategic assessments and program reports through the online consultation portal. Consultation closes 31 January 2014.
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Community information sessions
For more information on the assessments and program reports, register to attend a community information session in Airlie Beach, Townsville, Cairns, Mackay, Rockhampton and Gladstone.
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View hard copies
Hard copies of all the reports and terms of reference will be available at more than 30 locations along the Queensland coast.
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Have a question?
Further information is available on the consultation portal.

You can also call 1300 854 427 or email
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