Australia: NQCC Files Application to Challenge GBRMPA Decision

North Queensland Conservation Council (NQCC) last week filed its legal challenge to the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority’s decision to grant a permit for the dumping of 3 million cubic metres of dredge spoil in the GBR Marine Park and World Heritage Area.

The permit had been requested by North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation as part of its proposal to make the port of Abbot Point the biggest coal export facility in the world.

The permit approval triggered enormous community outrage in Australia and overseas, and the NQCC challenge is being supported by way of a fighting fund collected from the public by GetUp and Fight for the Reef.

We are proud to be leading this fight on behalf of so many who share with us well-founded concern about the impact of the dumping on the precious World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef,” said NQCC Coordinator Wendy Tubman.

Press Release, March 3, 2014

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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