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  • 18 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    New Zealand based company, Heron Construction, have been awarded the Port of Melbourne dredging contract, scheduled to commence in October 2014. More than 1.8 million cubic metres of material will be dredged with the backhoe Machiavelli. Heron Construction will work in conjunction with McConnell Dowell who will construct the new automotive wharf and waterside infrastructure […]

  • 17 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The timber section of Bowen Wharf will be closed to public access for several months from Monday 10th March 2014 while North Queensland Bulk Ports (NQBP) carries out significant maintenance work. Works are scheduled to continue on the Wharf until around mid-August 2014. During this period it will be unsafe for any member of the […]

  • 17 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Australian dredging, civil contracting and marine civil company Hall Contracting has once again set the bar in safety and environmental responsibility, having recently completed dredging maintenance works at the Darwin Naval Base without a single safety or environmental incident. Hall Contracting Managing Director Cameron Hall said the three-month project, completed for Spotless on behalf of […]

  • 14 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The independent review into the bund wall failure at the Port of Gladstone is now underway. Individuals and organisations are invited to make submissions for consideration under the Terms of Reference until 28 February 2014. The independent review panel comprising Dr Andrew Johnson, Ms Anthea Tinney and Dr Ian Cresswell will: – examine and report […]

  • 13 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The next package of site investigations for the Port of Hastings container expansion are now underway with the start of the land-based site surveys program this week, Minister for Ports David Hodgett announced today. “The land-based site surveys, as well as the marine site surveys and summer environmental sampling programs currently underway, will allow the […]

  • 11 February 2014

    Fortescue Metals Group (FMG) has awarded the BAM Clough Joint Venture (BAM Clough) a design and construction contract for a fifth iron ore loading berth at its Anderson Point Facility (AP5) in Port Hedland, Western Australia. The works include the design and construction of a 306-metre long wharf extension, seven berthing dolphins, and the supply […]

  • 11 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Tourists, residents and visitors to St Kilda now have better access to take in the picturesque harbour with the upgraded St Kilda Pier jetty arm officially opened today by Minister for Ports David Hodgett. Mr Hodgett was joined by representatives from the local port manager Parks Victoria, Port Phillip Council and the Royal Melbourne Yacht […]

  • 10 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    North Queensland Bulk Ports (NQBP) today announced that damage caused by Tropical Cyclone Dylan unfortunately means the southern breakwater at the Mackay Marina will not reopen to the public by mid-February as originally scheduled. Maintenance work on the breakwater has been ongoing since November during which time the breakwater has been closed to the public. […]

  • 7 February 2014

    The State Government has invited bidders to submit their expressions of interest (EOI) for the Ballina boat harbor dredging program, reports northernstar.com.au. “The EOI phase will indicate the interest of potential service providers who are capable of doing the job,” said deputy premier Andrew Stoner in Ballina today. Ballina MP Don Page is confident that […]

  • 5 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional Infrastructure and Services Andrew Stoner and Minister for Roads and Ports Duncan Gay today announced the NSW Government will provide $2.5 million for the long-term navigational dredging of Swansea Channel. “The NSW Liberal and Nationals Government is delivering on its promises and rebuilding regional infrastructure neglected by the former […]

  • 5 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The State Government has given the green light to a private public partnership between the Dampier Port Authority (DPA) and a successful bidder to boost its port capacity. Treasurer and Transport Minister Troy Buswell said Dampier Port Authority will soon seek market interest in developing much-needed new infrastructure as well as leasing some existing facilities […]

  • 3 February 2014
    Equipment, Technology

    The Abbott Government’s State Party report to the World Heritage Committee on the Great Barrier Reef, released over the weekend, is shameless spin and raises concerns that Reef Rescue funding will be decreased, say the Australian Greens. “The government is using greenwash and spin to try and distract from the Reef dredging, dumping and shipping […]

  • 3 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    2013 has been a landmark year for the Australian waterfront. It saw a third container stevedore enter the market in Brisbane and Sydney, and the Port of Melbourne Corporation begin its selection of a company to build and operate a third international container terminal. The New South Wales Government finalised the sale/ long term lease […]

  • 3 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Queensland’s peak body for the resources sector has welcomed the release of the Australian Government’s progress report to UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee on the state of conservation of the Great Barrier Reef (‘the State Party Report’). Queensland Resource Council Chief Executive Michael Roche said the report outlines the significant progress made by Australia in the […]

  • 3 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Australian and Queensland Governments yesterday released the 2014 State Party Report on the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area which highlights the significant progress being made to improve the management, health and protection of this amazing iconic area. This progress report has been delivered to the World Heritage Committee meeting currently underway and demonstrates […]

  • 31 January 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Coalition Government is boosting support for the Great Barrier Reef with the announcement of $1 million funding for the Gladstone Healthy Harbour Partnership (GHHP). The Gladstone Healthy Harbour Partnership is a forum to bring together parties to work towards the highest environmental standards for Gladstone Harbour. “We are working with the Queensland Government on […]

  • 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 […]

  • 31 January 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Queensland’s peak resources sector body has backed the science-based decision of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) to grant dredge permits under strict conditions for the expansion of the Port of Abbott Point. Chief Executive of the Queensland Resources Council, Michael Roche, says he was always confident that GBRMPA would base the decision […]

  • 31 January 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Fight for the Reef campaigners said the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority and Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt had let down Australians and failed the Reef. GBRMPA today issued a permit to allow three million cubic metres of dredge waste from the expansion of Abbot Point coal port to be dumped in Reef waters. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 30 January 2014
    Business & Finance

    The most technically challenging phase of the Darwin Harbour dredging program is wrapped up, INPEX announced. This stage of dredging included the removal of tough rock at Walker Shoal, reports abc.net.au. “Walker Shoal was a large, if I could use layman’s terms, hill on the seabed, that was positioned virtually in front of East Arm […]

  • 30 January 2014

    The Australian Greens are concerned that the Abbott Government’s Gladstone Harbour inquiry will turn into a political witch hunt, following the terms of reference announcement today. “The Abbott Government’s inquiry seems to focus only on the bund wall and doesn’t appear to have investigative powers,” Senator Larissa Waters, Australian Greens environment spokesperson, said. “Rather than […]

  • 30 January 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Abbott Government has announced an independent review of how two leaking incidents occurred in the protective wall of Gladstone Harbour. “”It is clear that there has been a failure in the bund wall at the Port of Gladstone. An Independent Review of the Port of Gladstone was commissioned by the Australian Government in February […]

  • 27 January 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Australia’s largest environment groups have joined forces to fight the planned dumping of dredge waste in Great Barrier Reef waters. The chief executive officers from WWF-Australia, the Australian Marine Conservation Society, Australian Conservation Foundation, Greenpeace Australia Pacific, Get Up!, and the Humane Society International-Australia have sent a joint letter to the Great Barrier Reef Marine […]

  • 24 January 2014

    A pedestrian bridge that spans the entrance of the Elizabeth Quay inlet will be a unique addition to Perth’s skyline and a distinctive architectural feature for the waterfront precinct. Planning Minister John Day unveiled the bridge design, adding that it was an important link between the cafes and bars on the promenades, the island and […]

  • 24 January 2014

    The Port of Hastings Development Authority has hit the ground running this year with summer seagrass, water quality and water bird sampling underway, announced Minister for Ports David Hodgett. “We have got a busy year head for the Port of Hastings container expansion project and we are getting on with undertaking the necessary environmental studies […]