GPC Reopens Compensation Program (Australia)
Gladstone Ports Corporation Limited (GPC) announced that it is re-opening the WBDDP Commercial Fisheries Compensation Program to new applicants, designed to provide compensation to eligible commercial fishing operators affected by a loss of access to fishing areas and marine fish habitat in the Western Basin of the Port of Gladstone due to maritime development in that region.
As port authority for the Port of Gladstone, GPC is the proponent for the Western Basin Dredging and Disposal Project (WBDDP), which is being undertaken to provide safe and efficient vessel movement to the existing and proposed Gladstone Western Basin port facilities.
In July 2010, the Queensland Coordinator-General issued the “Coordinator-General’s Report for an Environmental Impact Statement for the Western Basin Dredging and Disposal Project’, which recommended that the WBDDP proceed subject to a number of conditions and recommendations outlined in that report.
Press Release, September 6, 2013