Dungeness, which is situated on the mainland near Lucinda, lies on the bank of the Enterprise Channel where it enters the Hinchinbrook Channel, across from the southern end of Hinchinbrook Island. In the mid-1990s Dungeness was the site of a proposed waterfront development put forward by Hinchinbrook Shire Council. Many of the documents in this collection reflect concerns about the impact on the local environment of a marina and resort and the proposed dredging of an access through a highly mobile sandbar. The North Queensland Conservation Council believed that the Environmental Impact Statement and Planning Report produced for Hinchinbrook Shire Council in 1997 was inadequate. The site of the development was freehold land owned by the Hinchinbrook Shire Council, which had called for expressions of interest in developing the site and chose as its preferred developer, Bursill Enterprises Pty Ltd. Many of the papers in this archive reflect the legal nature of the campaign, such as the newly opened Environmental Defender’s Office of Northern Queensland having a particular concern that Hinchinbrook Shire Council owned the site and assumed the role of development proponent, intending to hand over the site to the actual developer once approvals had been finalised.
Archive Location: 425R
DC/Reports/1/ Hinchinbrook Shire Council Call for Expressions of Interest, Development of Waterfront Land-Dungeness, North Queensland, undated
DC/Reports/2/ Queensland Commercial Fishermen's Organization, "A Fishing Future or Coastal Development?: Proposed Marinas, Tourist Resorts & Waterfront Developments", undated
DC/Reports/3/ Representation by Hinchinbrook Shire Council to Minister for Local Government and Planning and Minister for Environment in relation to Development at Dungeness, 25 November 1996
DC/Reports/4/ Hinchinbrook Shire Council, Dungeness Development Control Plan (Development Control Plan No. 2, Dungeness Area), undated
DC/Reports/5/ Hinchinbrook Coastal Planning Consultative Group, Dungeness Area Planning Report. Prepared by Department of Lands, Northern Regional Office, March 1993
DC/Reports/6/ Chief Executive Officer-Hinchinbrook Shire Council, Proposed Dungeness Marina and Tourist Accommodation: Environmental Impact Statement and Planning Report. Sinclair Knight Merz Pty Ltd, May 1997
DC/Reports/7/ Chief Executive Officer-Hinchinbrook Shire Council, Proposed Dungeness Marina and Tourist Accommodation: Environmental Impact Statement and Planning Report: Appendices. Sinclair Knight Merz Pty Ltd, May 1997
DC/Reports/8/ North Queensland Conservation Council Comments and Objections Re Proposed Dungeness Marina and Tourist Accommodation: Environmental Impact Statement and Planning Report, dated 1997; including:
i. Terms of Reference for the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for a Marina, 1996
ii. hand-written and typed responses to this report by D. Shineberg
iii. typed response to this report by Tony Preen, Dept. of Tropical Environment Studies and Geography, James Cook University
iv. Agenda: Dungeness Marina Meeting 1 November, 1996 with item on EIS Process
DC/Reports/9/ Brief on Dungeness, undated
DC/Reports/10/ Description of Mangrove Communities found of the Dungeness Study Site, undated
DC/Reports/11/ Summary of DOE Submission to Hinchinbrook Shire Council Re: Dungeness Proposed Development, undated
DC/Reports/12/ Chronology of Actions at Dungeness Site, dated 31 July, 1996
DC/Reports/13/ Memorandum Re: Hinchinbrook Shire Council - Marine Parks permit assessment for reclamation at Dungeness, 30 April, 1996
DC/Site Plans/1/ Various designs, maps, plans, figures showing Dungeness development proposals, impacts, etc.
Minutes of Meetings
DC/Minutes/1/ Hinchinbrook Shire Council: Minutes of the General Meeting of the Hinchinbrook Shire Council, 24 July, 1997
DC/Correspondence/1/ North Queensland Conservation Council Re: Application by Hinchinbrook Shire Council at Dungeness. A
DC/Correspondence/2/ North Queensland Conservation Council Re: Application by Hinchinbrook Shire Council at Dungeness. B
DC/Correspondence/3/ Dungeness: NQCC versus Hinchinbrook Shire Council
DC/Correspondence/4/ North Queensland Conservation Council Inc.
DC/Correspondence/5/ Queensland Department of Primary Industries
DC/Correspondence/6/ Sinclair Knight Merz
DC/Correspondence/7/ Shire of Hinchinbrook: application for town planning consent
DC/Correspondence/8/ Various Queensland State Government department letters concering the project at Dungeness
DC/Legal/1/ Environmental Defender's Office of Northern Queensland Inc.
DC/Legal/2/ North Queensland Conservation Council versus Hinchinbrook Shire Council
Legal Aspects: NQCC-Dungeness Appeal
DC/Legal/3/ Bursill Enterprises Pty. Ltd.
DC/Legal/4/ Shire of Hinchinbrook
DC/Legal/5/ Queensland Department of Environment and Heritage (later called Department of Environment)
DC/Legal/6/ Minister for Transport and Minister Assisting the Premier on Economic and Trade Development Member for Ipswich
DC/Legal/7/ Beach Protection Authority Queensland
DC/Legal/8/ Queensland Department of Transport
DC/Legal/9/ Queensland Department of Lands