A Framework for Marine Environmental Management of Ports

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The Australian and Queensland governments are taking action to limit the impact of ports on the Great Barrier Reef.

The recent Reef 2050 Long Term Sustainability Plan supports initiatives for industry commitment to improve practices for ensuring Outstanding Universal Value is an intrinsic consideration in port management and governance, transparent decision making and meaningful engagement with affected stakeholders. Specifically, the plan proposes actions to expand ‘nested’ integrated water quality monitoring and report card programs at major ports, such as the Gladstone Healthy Harbour Partnership, to guide local adaptive management frameworks and actions (WQA23). A consistent reporting performance-based framework is intended to be developed so it can be applied across agriculture, urban, ports and industry to measure management efforts to achieve best management practice through regional areas (WQA6).


O2 Marine recently applied an Environmental Quality Management Framework (EQMF) to and the West Australian Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) based on the Principles and guidelines of the National Water Quality Management Strategy…


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