Restor­ing the reef

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THE Queens­land Gov­ern­ment re­cently re­leased the Reg­u­la­tory Im­pact State­ment for en­hanc­ing ex­ist­ing reef reg­u­la­tions for pub­lic con­sul­ta­tion.

This fol­lows on from the pub­lic dis­cus­sion pa­per re­leased in March, out­lin­ing a num­ber of high-level reg­u­la­tory pro­pos­als to re­duce land-based pol­lu­tants flow­ing to wa­ter­ways and the reef.

Since the re­lease of the dis­cus­sion pa­per, it has been con­firmed that wa­ter qual­ity re­mains one of the big­gest risks to the reef health.

The Queens­land Gov­ern­ment ac­knowl­edges feed­back re­ceived to date and in­vites fur­ther com­ments to be made on the RIS un­til Novem­ber 3.

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