Greens: Abbot Point Port Could End Up as Stranded Asset (Australia)

Even though a quarter of Queensland coal output is being produced at a loss, as reported today, the Abbott and Newman governments are continuing to prioritise coal over the Great Barrier Reef, climate, water supplies, agriculture and tourism.

Figures from the Queensland Resources Council show that a quarter of Queensland coal export is being produced at a loss,” Senator Larissa Waters, Australian Greens mining spokesperson, said.

“The Abbot Point coal port expansion will create the world’s largest coal port in the Great Barrier Reef, dumping 3 million cubic metres of dredge spoil into this World Heritage Area.

“After all of that damage has been inflicted on the Reef, the Abbot Point coal port could end up as a stranded asset.

We have the potential to be a leader in renewable technology, while keeping our Great Barrier Reef tourism industry protected, as well as the water supplies that Queensland farmers and communities rely on.

“Instead the Abbott and Newman governments are putting coal first at the expense of our Great Barrier Reef, our water resources and the sustainable industries and thousands of jobs that they support,” Senator Waters said.

Press Release, May 26, 2014

Share this article

Follow Dredging Today

Events>

<< Nov 2019 >>
MTWTFSS
28 29 30 31 1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 1

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

read more >

Jobs>

Dredging jobs in Abu Dhabi at NMDC

National Marine Dredging Company “NMDC” aims to be the largest dredging player in the Arab’s Gulf region...

apply

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of DredgingToday.com, you'll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below....

apply

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of DredgingToday.com, you'll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below...

apply