Fight for the Reef
Fight for the Reef

The Great Barrier Reef is AT RISK from rapid industrialisation

The Australian Government is allowing tens of millions of tonnes of seabed to be dredged in World Heritage waters, to make way for 4 mega ports, serviced by up to 7,000 industrial ships crossing the Reef every year.

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So we don't lose the Great Barrier reef

The risks to one of the greatest natural wonders of the world:

Dredged and dumped


Of seabed to be dredged

Dredging is undertaken in Great Barrier Reef waters so that large coal, gas and other bulk carriers can access ports.

5 Mega ports

4 Mega ports

Including one of the world’s biggest coal ports

There are plans for mega ports along the coastline of the Great Barrier Reef.

7,000 coal ships

Up to 7000 ships

Crossing the Reef every year

The Reef could become a shipping superhighway, with up to 7,000 ships crisscrossing the Reef every year.

Fast-tracking approvals

Fast-tracking approvals

For big and damaging industrial developments

Previous governments fast tracked major port expansions and there are more in the pipeline yet to be approved.

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  • Campaign Progress – September 2014

    Sep 15, 2014Campaign Progress

    Welcome to the new look Fight for the Reef website and thank you so much for your support for the campaign to protect the Great Barrier Reef from rapid industrialisation.

    A survey conducted in May 2014 revealed that protecting the Great Barrier Reef was considered the most important environmental issue for Australians (89%) with 52% saying it was very important and 37% moderately important. Read More »


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