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Mackay Marina Southern Breakwater to Close Again (Australia)

Mackay Marina Southern Breakwater to Close Again (Australia)

The next round of improvement works to be carried out on the southern breakwater  at the Mackay Marina will commence from Monday, August 25, and continue until  sometime around the end of the year. Accordingly, in the interests of safety, public  access to the breakwater will not be permitted while the work is being undertaken. […]

Minister Highlights Importance of Victoria’s Second Container Port

Minister Highlights Importance of Victoria’s Second Container Port

Minister for Ports David Hodgett today called on Shadow Ports Minister Natalie Hutchins to face him in a debate on the Coalition Government and the Labor Opposition’s opposing policies for Victoria’s second container port. The Coalition Government has already commenced planning works for a second container port at Hastings with funding of $110 million in […]

Dredging and Reclamation ANZ Conference Begins Next Week

Dredging and Reclamation ANZ Conference Begins Next Week

The Dredging and Reclamation ANZ conference is now in its 6th consecutive year, and it will take place in Australia on 26–27 August 2014. This year’s event will look at exciting opportunities in new sectors such as LNG, Large O&G and Coal Seam Gas projects, which is driving the industry to define new investments and […]

Picture of the Day: New Watermaster for Olongapo City

Picture of the Day: New Watermaster for Olongapo City

New dredging machine with backhoe, Watermaster Classic IV, has recently arrived in Olongapo City. Watermaster can “walk” in and out of water without crane assistance and moves independently in water as well, minimizing the need of extra machinery and labour and is thus a very cost-effective solution. Press Release, August 19, 2014

Australia: Scientists Call for GBR Dredging Ban

Australia: Scientists Call for GBR Dredging Ban

A chorus of Australia’s leading coral reef scientists last night called for a ban on the dumping of dredge spoil in the waters of the Great Barrier Reef. The Four Corners special “Battle for the Reef” on ABC TV heard evidence from many respected scientists concerned about the future of the Great Barrier Reef, and […]

CRP: EPA Clarification on Status of Staff Report Welcomed (New Zealand)

CRP: EPA Clarification on Status of Staff Report Welcomed (New Zealand)

Chatham Rock Phosphate today welcomed a clarification issued by the Environmental Protection Authority regarding its staff report issued yesterday. The EPA in its announcement said the process for considering the application was still at an early stage. “Further information on the application and its effects is to come from both the applicant, and in the […]

Greens: Minister Needs to Revoke Abbot Point Approval

Greens: Minister Needs to Revoke Abbot Point Approval

Following revelations on the ABC’s Four Corners program, the Australian Greens are calling on Minister Hunt to revoke his approval of the Abbot Point dredging and dumping in the Great Barrier Reef and then resign. “It’s clear that strong scientific concerns within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority were trumped by political will to […]

Tallebudgera Beach Works Underway (Australia)

Tallebudgera Beach Works Underway (Australia)

The annual sand dredging program at Tallebudgera Creek started last week with sand to be pumped onto Burleigh beach over the next five weeks. Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate said the work was is an integral part of the program to maintain and replenish sand on the city’s beaches ready for summer. “The dredge is […]

Greens: Government Allows Big Donor to Dredge in GBR

Greens: Government Allows Big Donor to Dredge in GBR

The Australian Greens are alarmed by a report today that a former coal baron was allowed to dredge in the Great Barrier Reef after donating $150 000 to the Queensland LNP a week before. “It’s clear the big end of town is running the Newman Government at the expense of everyday Queenslanders and the Great […]

Top News – August 11 to 17, 2014

Top News – August 11 to 17, 2014

Egypt to Build New Canal Alongside Suez Canal Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi attended the ceremony of launching the Suez Canal Axis Development Project at the Suez Canal Authority (SCA) club, Ismailia governorate.    Boskalis Posts Record Profit in First Half Year Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. realized a net profit of EUR 253 million in […]







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