Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal PARTNER PROFILE
Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal (DBCT), based at the Port of Hay Point in the Plane Creek Catchment, has been an active member of the Healthy Rivers to Reef Partnership (the Partnership) since its conception in 2014. DBCT Pty Ltd have been particularly instrumental in filling major knowledge gaps in the region by funding the critically important Southern Inshore Monitoring Program since 2017 (co-funded by Dalrymple Bay Infrastructure (DBI) since 2019). This program has led to extensive water quality, coral, and seagrass surveys to be conducted in the inshore waters off Carmila.
“The increase to southern inshore marine monitoring was a great example of how the industry can provide a leadership role through supporting the local partnerships to achieve their goals” – Ricci Churchill, DBCT Manager Safety, Risk and Environment
Pictured: Ricci Churchill DBCT’s Manager for Safety, Risk and Environment with the team from TropWATER at James Cook University heading out to conduct seagrass surveys as part of the Southern Inshore Monitoring Program.
Further illustrating their leadership in this area, in 2019 DBCT Pty Ltd and DBI made a joint commitment to fund the Southern Inshore Monitoring Program for the next three years. This ensures the longevity of the program to establish baseline environmental conditions for key marine habitats. It is an especially important assurance for the many monitoring teams employed by this program.
“I’m extremely proud of DBCT for funding such important research to make sure our Great Barrier Reef remains great for our generation and those to come,” Ms Churchill said.
Pictured: Dr. Mike Rasheed from TropWATER at James Cook University explaining seagrass monitoring methods to Ricci Churchill.
DBCT Pty Ltd and DBI’s ongoing investment has ensured that each annual Report Card will be more informative than the last by continually improving our understanding of the region’s waterway health. The Partnership gratefully acknowledges this ongoing commitment to, and involvement in, monitoring our local waterways. We look forward to a future of continued collaboration and partnership with DBCT and DBI.
INTERESTED TO LEARN MORE ABOUT DBCT’s contributions to waterway health?
View the interactive 2020 Stewardship Report “Above and Beyond” for details of their involvement in the Vines Creek Wetland Project.
Pictured: Ricci Churchill with Tom Crow from Pioneer Catchment Landcare. DBCT are also passionate supporters of environmental education activities such as the Vines Creek Wetland project.