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  • 2 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has today welcomed reports of a backdown from port proponents Adani and GVK to avoid dumping dredge spoil in the Great Barrier Reef’s waters but said that there is a long way to go before the Reef is protected from port expansions. Felicity Wishart, the AMCS Great Barrier Reef […]

  • 10 April 2013
    Business & Finance

    While campaigning to protect the Great Barrier Reef, Greenpeace activists have condemned the Abbot Point Coal Terminal expansion plans, reports sunshinecoastdaily.com. Regarding the Deputy Premier Jeff Seeney’s announcement on this topic, the Greenpeace spokeswoman Louise Matthiesson stated that the government was “rubbing salt into the wounds” of environmentalists, fishermen, residents and tourism groups. “The current […]

  • 20 January 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Australian Greens are calling on the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) to refuse offshore sludge dumping at Abbot Point, following today’s announcement of an independent commission of inquiry into Gladstone Harbour. “How can even more Reef dumping be approved, when we’re still investigating the destruction caused last time?” Senator Larissa Waters, Australian […]

  • 12 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Australian Greens welcome the Australian Marine Conservation Society report out today about the Caley Valley wetlands which the Newman Government’s proposal for disposal of the Abbot Point dredge sludge could threaten. “The Newman Government may have realised that the cheapest and dirtiest option of dumping dredge spoil in the Great Barrier Reef is not […]

  • 13 February 2017
    Business & Finance

    The newly renovated Port of Abbot Point’s Marine Offloading Facility (MOF) is almost ready to receive its first delivery with stage one of construction works now complete, North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation (NQBP ) just announced. NQBP Senior Project Engineer, Anoop Pillai, said that although special marine construction expertise was required on the project, local contractors […]

  • 26 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    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 […]

  • 2 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Australian Greens are calling for the Abbott Government to revoke its approval to dump dredge sludge in the Great Barrier Reef for the Abbot Point coal port, following reports the proponent is considering onshore disposal. “It’s appalling that the Abbott and Newman governments have ticked off on dumping sludge in the Reef’s World Heritage […]

  • 10 May 2011

    Plans to make Abbot Point Australia’s biggest coal terminal are afoot and it’s hoped the Federal Government will further advance them today… By Melissa Grant (dailymercury) [mappress] Source: dailymercury, May 10, 2011;

  • 4 October 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    A key strategy to protect the Great Barrier Reef and create up to 28,000 jobs in Galilee Basin mines has been submitted to the Commonwealth Government for approval. Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Planning and Infrastructure Jeff Seeney said the Abbot Point Port and Wetland Strategy would pave the way for dredge material […]

  • 21 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    WWF-Australia yesterday welcomed Queensland Opposition Leader Annastacia Palaszczuk’s comprehensive and ground-breaking policy package to tackle the decline of the Great Barrier Reef. In particular, WWF said the new commitments to protect the Fitzroy Delta near Rockhampton and to prevent the dumping of dredge spoil on the fragile Caley Valley wetlands at Abbot Point, were a positive […]

  • 29 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society has today called on the Federal Minister for the Environment to reject any further development applications for Abbot Point dredging, dumping and port development, while Adani is investigated for environmental breaches. Minister Hunt has ordered a report into alleged breaches by the Indian coal mining conglomerate’s operations at Abbot Point […]

  • 8 January 2013

    The threat to the Great Barrier Reef from massive coal port developments has been featured on French television, in a sign of growing international concern for the future of the world’s largest coral reef. The ten minute news report includes interviews with fishermen in Gladstone Harbour who blame dredging of coal and gas shipping channels […]

  • 22 December 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Palaszczuk Government today welcomed the Commonwealth Government’s decision to approve the final environmental impact statement for the Abbot Point Growth Gateway Project. State Development Minister Dr Anthony Lynham said that the decision meant that if one or more of the proposed Galilee Basin coal mine projects go ahead, the port could be developed to […]

  • 4 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Australian Greens will introduce a Private Member’s Bill to the Senate today to ban offshore dumping in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area and backdate it so that it is illegal for the Abbot Point offshore dumping to proceed. “The Senate Inquiry established by the Greens into the Great Barrier Reef yesterday tabled […]

  • 2 December 2011

      News that the Queensland port of Abbot Point looks set to become one of the largest coal export facilities in the world has conservationists… (news) [mappress] Source: news, December 2, 2011;

  • 27 March 2014

    The Abbott Government has today delayed making information public about whether the Environment Minister was aware of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority’s internal warnings against approving the Abbot Point coal port expansion. “The Greens’ request for this information was supported by the Senate and yet the Abbott Government, in its usual secretive style, […]

  • 1 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation (NQBP), Port Authority for Abbot Point said that draft World Heritage Committee (WHC) decision overlooked critical assessment data regarding the impact to the Outstanding Universal Values (OUV) of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area (GBRWHA). “While UNESCO clearly recognises the excellent work by State and Federal Government to protect and preserve the iconic […]

  • 31 January 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Australian Greens are outraged by reports today that the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) has allowed dredge spoil dumping in the Reef for the Abbot Point coal port expansion. The Greens will move for new laws in the federal Parliament to ban offshore dumping in the Great Barrier Reef to protect this […]

  • 1 December 2011

      The Australian Greens have called on the federal government to block plans to dramatically expand north Queensland’s Abbot Point coal …   (brisbanetimes) [mappress] Source: brisbanetimes, December 1, 2011; Image: aurecongroup

  • 9 July 2013

    New Federal Environment Minister Mark Butler now has one month to knock back the controversial proposal to dump millions of tonnes of mud in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park near Abbot Point in north Queensland. A decision was due yesterday, but Minister Butler postponed the deadline until the 9th August. “With the threat of […]

  • 10 December 2013
    Business & Finance

    North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation (NQBP), a leading port authority responsible for world-class facilities at the working ports of Hay Point, Mackay, Abbot Point and Weipa, has announced its QAs Abbot Point Dredging publication for November 2013. What impact do the approval conditions have for NQBP and the proponents? The conditions set out in Abbot […]

  • 12 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society (MSC) has expressed concern for the health of the Reef, with the announcement of a deal between Gina Rinehart’s GVK Coal and Aurizon to build Abbot Point port and rail infrastructure. Felicity Wishart, the Marine Conservation Society’s Great Barrier Reef Campaign Director said that the port and rail line from […]

  • 15 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    Tony Abbott’s planned one-stop-shop for development approvals, announced today to begin in Tasmania, is code for fast-tracking damaging mega projects across the country, say the Australian Greens. “Tony Abbott plans to remove the vital layer of federal approval that protects our most important environmental assets, which was first put in place to save the iconic […]

  • 17 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    The new Federal Environment Minister will today meet with stakeholders of a major multi-billion dollar coal port expansion in north Queensland. Mark Butler will fly over Abbot Point near Bowen today before meeting with the port operator, environmental groups and fishermen in Townsville. The visit comes after Mr Butler announced last week he would delay […]

  • 31 January 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    After rigorous assessment, the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority has approved an application by North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation to dispose of dredge spoil at a deepwater location offshore of Abbot Point, subject to strict environmental conditions. Authority Chairman, Dr Russell Reichelt, said he recognised the amount of debate and community concern that the […]

  • 23 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Port of Abbot Point plans to undertake hydrographic surveys on an annual basis, announced North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation (NQBP). The hydrographic survey vessel Norfolk will be conducting routine survey work in the Port of Abbot and surrounding waters from Saturday 24 May 2014 until Wednesday 28 May 2014. Maritime Safety Queensland requires regular […]