The Port of Townsville is unique in comparison to many of the world’s ports in that it is located within the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area, adjacent to the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. Sensitive natural habitats include a dugong protected area, seagrass beds, fringing coral reefs and mangrove forests.
The Authority is committed to working with the wider port community to ensure that port activities are carried out in an environmentally responsible manner and have minimal impacts on the receiving environment.
The aim of this policy is to establish an overall approach to sustainable port development and operation and responsible environmental management, resulting in the continual improvement of environmental performance.
The scope of this policy includes all activities for which Townsville Port Authority has responsibility. This does not include the activities of port clients, as the Authority recognises that port clients are responsible for their own environmental management and to a degree Townsville Port Authority does not have the authority to exercise managerial control over individual port operators. However, Townsville Port Authority recognises the benefits to coordinate environmental management initiatives of the wider port community and will attempt to control the various interfaces with port operators where applicable.
Townsville Port Authority will:
Townsville Port Authority will, by incorporating this policy in the day-to-day management of port operations, ensure that responsible environmental management is a key result area in the management of the Port of Townsville.
Cleveland Bay Consortium is an informal industry/research forum for the
discussion of the sustainable use of the environments of Cleveland
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