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Shadow Minister for Ports Visits Port of Hastings (Australia)

Shadow Minister for Ports Visits Port of Hastings (Australia)

Minister for Ports David Hodgett today welcomed Shadow Minister for Ports Natalie Hutchins on her first official visit to the Port of Hastings in her capacity as Shadow Minister. Ms Hutchins was appointed Shadow Minister for Ports 521 days ago, and it has taken her all this time to inspect the Port of Hastings and […]

Australia: BMT WBM to Undertake Brisbane River Hydrology Study

Australia: BMT WBM to Undertake Brisbane River Hydrology Study

South east Queensland homes will be better protected from future floods thanks to a $945,000 project to assess the Brisbane River catchment’s flood behaviour. Natural Resources Minister Andrew Cripps said the hydrological assessment would enable councils to better predict the extent of flooding, such as likely depths and potential hazards, within the river catchment. “The […]

Questions Raised Over CRP’s Mining Application (New Zealand)

Questions Raised Over CRP’s Mining Application (New Zealand)

Alarm bells should be ringing in light of the hard questions asked by Environmental Protection Authority’s (EPA) of Chatham Rock Phosphate’s mining application. “EPA is rightly asking the hard questions of CRP, showing that CRPs application is so loose that it puts the marine environment, and consequently the health of New Zealand fisheries, at huge […]

Coalition Funding for Carisbrook Flood Protection (Australia)

Coalition Funding for Carisbrook Flood Protection (Australia)

The Victorian Coalition Government, Central Goldfields Shire and the Commonwealth Government have today announced funding of $553,000 to deliver the first stage of a flood management plan for Carisbrook. Visiting Carisbrook today with Federal Member for Wannon Dan Tehan, Minister for Water Peter Walsh said stage one of the plan involved selecting and designing the […]

Douglas Shire Tackles Beach Erosion (Australia)

Douglas Shire Tackles Beach Erosion (Australia)

Douglas Shire Council is replenishing Newell Beach with up to 5000 cubic metres of sand to help mitigate erosion issues. The beach replenishment is utilising sand dredged from the Daintree River ferry channel to help restore up to 300 metres of Newell Beach shoreline from Rankin St north with a protective sand barrier up to […]

Australia: Esperance Port Dredging Nears End

Australia: Esperance Port Dredging Nears End

The twelve man crew of the trailer suction hopper dredger (TSHD) River Bee is wrapping up an intense two moths long dredging project at the Esperance port. During the dredging, around 12,000 cubic metres of sediments from the berth pockets was pumped into the ponds, dewatered and later capped with clean fill. According to the […]

Picture of the Day: UDDP Program Progresses Well (Bangladesh)

Picture of the Day: UDDP Program Progresses Well (Bangladesh)

Dhaka WASA Drainage (O&M) Circle, has recently launched the Urban Dredging Demonstration Project (UDDP) as part of the Water Operators Partnership (WOP) between Dhaka WASA and Vitens Evides International (VEI). The launch is part of a recently started 10 years dredging program by Dhaka WASA to clean all canals in the capital of Bangladesh. Dredging […]

Environmental Studies Underway for Port of Hastings Development

Environmental Studies Underway for Port of Hastings Development

The Port of Hastings Development Authority has begun detailed environmental studies of Western Port’s weather and wave patterns. “We are focusing on finding out as much as we can about Western Port and its environs to better inform planning and design decisions about the proposed container port at Hastings,” said Port of Hastings Development Authority’s […]

Council Develops New Coastal Erosion Management Plan (New Zealand)

Council Develops New Coastal Erosion Management Plan (New Zealand)

An integrated approach to managing coastal erosion will be developed by New Plymouth District Council. At tonight’s Monitoring Committee meeting, Councillors will be advised about the commencement of a District-Wide Coastal Erosion Project that will help sharpen all of the Council’s plan’s and policies related to erosion along the length of the district’s coastline. Manager […]

AMCS: Concerns Grow Over Abbot Point Expansion Plans (Australia)

AMCS: Concerns Grow Over Abbot Point Expansion Plans (Australia)

The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has expressed significant concern about plans that suggest Indian coal and energy company Adani is still determined to expand its port at Abbot Point. There is speculation that Adani is looking to sell some or all of its current port (Terminal 1) to raise funds to progress its second […]







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