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Gully remediation at Spring Creek

pdf Case Study

Gully erosion causes significant amounts of sediment to enter Cape York waterways. Around a million tonnes of sediment washes through southern Cape York’s Normanby catchment every year due to gully erosion. Gullies create more problems than just run off —they damage pasture, wreck fences and cause injury to cattle.

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Western Cape York Water Quality Improvement Plan

pdf Reference Document

One of the major impediments facing Cape York is the myth that it is a vast undisturbed wilderness sitting in a time-warp that has by-passed the rest of Australia.

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Camping

pdf Guide

Cape York offers many great camping locations. There are campgrounds in national parks and Cape York Peninsula Aboriginal Land (CYPAL) parks, Council-controlled areas, Aboriginal Land Trusts and there are some privately-owned campsites.

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Rubbish

pdf Guide

Careful rubbish disposal is crucial in Cape York Peninsula. Mosquitoes, fruit flies, and plant and animal diseases can enter the region from Papua New Guinea and Asia. Rubbish increases the risk of these affecting public health, agriculture and the local economy.

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Toilet Tips

pdf Guide

When you’ve got to go, go thoughtfully. Increasing cases of gastroenteritis are being reported in high-use areas of Australia. It's often caused by exposure to human waste, and has unpleasant symptoms like diarrhoea and vomiting. Avoid getting or spreading ‘gastro’ by observing these guidelines.

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Washing

pdf Guide

Personal care products, including soaps, detergents and toothpaste, are harmful to fish and other aquatic life. Even biodegradable products can cause harm.

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Driving

pdf Guide

Most of the Cape's roads are unsealed. Driving on them contributes to soil erosion which causes damage to the environment, farming land, waterways, infrastructure and cultural heritage.

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Boating

pdf Guide

The coasts, rivers and waterways of Cape York Peninsula are great places to go boating. There are many things you can do to ensure your safety, and minimise your impact on the environment.

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