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  • 27 June 2013

    The Australian Greens today wrote to the Environment Minster urging him to reject the dredging and dumping proposal to expand Abbot Point coal port in the Great Barrier Reef, after Labor supported a Greens motion to stop Reef dumping in the Senate yesterday. “After approving millions of tonnes of sediment to be dumped in the […]

  • 27 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society has welcomed the Australian Labor Party’s decision to support the Australian Greens motion to end offshore dumping in the waters of the Great Barrier Reef. Felicity Wishart, the Great Barrier Reef campaign director, said the motion to end the dumping of dredge material in the Great Barrier Reef’s waters would […]

  • 26 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Queensland government cannot be trusted to provide strong environmental protection for the Great Barrier Reef under Federal Coalition policy announced today to cut federal oversight of environmental approvals, according to the Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS). If elected, the Coalition will hand over Federal environmental approvals to the states, removing a critical layer of […]

  • 26 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    A Greens motion to stop sediment dumping in the Great Barrier Reef has passed the Senate today. “With two days of sitting left, Labor has belatedly decided that allowing the big mining companies to dump sediment in the Great Barrier Reef is a bad idea,” Senator Larissa Waters, Australian Greens environment spokesperson, said. “This sudden […]

  • 26 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    “Dredging and Reclamation Australia 2013” is scheduled for 25 – 26 September, 2013, in Stamford Hotel Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. The Dredging and Reclamation conference has been developed as a value creation forum where knowledge, new ideas, best practice and real world learning experiences can be shared amongst other dredging professionals. Providing key case studies from […]

  • 25 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Gladstone Ports Corporation makes an announcement to reassure the Gladstone and wider community that the reclamation area or bund wall in the Gladstone harbour is not leaking. The ABC television 7pm News on Friday 21 June reported the bund wall was leaking with images of water discharging out of the bund wall – this […]

  • 25 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    Bob Irwin will use his Great Barrier Reef tour with Fight for the Reef to call on the Federal Environment Minister to dump plans to dredge the seafloor of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park at Abbot Point. Plans currently sit on the desk of the Federal Environment Minister Tony Burke to dredge millions of […]

  • 21 June 2013

    The Bega Valley Shire Council completed the dredging program at the mouth of the Bega River at Mogareeka, reports abc.net.au. This project will provide great benefits to the local residents by preventing the Tathra-Bermagui Road from flooding. It has been a year since the river was last dredged, stated Derek Van Bracht, the Shire’s Environmental […]

  • 21 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    Premier Denis Napthine today met with representatives from the Port of Singapore, the world’s largest container transhipment hub, to gather vital information for Victoria’s port expansion and development projects. “The Victorian Coalition Government is expanding the capacity of the Port of Melbourne through the $1.6 billion development of a container terminal, automotive terminal, empty container […]

  • 21 June 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Gladstone Ports Corporation has released the Curtis Coast Coastal and Marine Resource Inventory Report 2012 which demonstrates that the environmental impact of two decades of extensive development In the Port of Gladstone has been minor. The report compares the flora and fauna of the Curtis Coast in 2011-12 with that contained in a baseline […]

  • 20 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Patawalonga dredging program will commence later this year and will last about six months, according to abc.net.au. This sediment removal work, worth $5.7 million, would help alleviate any flood risk for residents in the Glenelg area, stated Water Minister Ian Hunter. A decade ago when a weir gate failed to open overnight, there was […]

  • 20 June 2013

    The $1.6 billion redevelopment of the Port of Melbourne has attracted a high calibre list of civil and maritime construction specialists all competing for two significant work packages. Port of Melbourne Corporation Chief Executive Officer, Stephen Bradford, confirmed the short listed bidders for the maritime and civil works packages. Together, the works will deliver the […]

  • 20 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    The first shipment from Queensland Sugar Limited’s (QSL) Bundaberg Sugar Terminal, since flooding earlier this year, is being loaded with 11,600 tonnes of raw sugar and will set course for an arrival today at Mackay Sugar Terminal. The channel where ships enter the port of Bundaberg was built-up earlier this year with silt from the […]

  • 20 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has challenged the Minister for the Environment Tony Burke to address the core concerns of the World Heritage Committee over the issue that could ruin the Great Barrier Reef – industrialisation including port development, thousands more coal ships and dredging and dumping in the Reef’s waters. Felicity Wishart, Great […]

  • 20 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    As part of the Fight for the Reef campaign, veteran Wildlife Warrior Bob Irwin will be speaking at public meetings in Rockhampton, Bowen, Townsville and Cairns next week. Earlier this year the Australian Marine Conservation Society and WWF-Australia launched a new advertising campaign featuring Bob Irwin, calling on all Australians to help protect the Great […]

  • 19 June 2013

    Sand renourishment work at Maroochydore Beach is on track to be completed before the summer storm season, with sand pumping starting today. The extra sand will widen the beach, help prevent severe erosion and protect public facilities and infrastructure along Alexandra Parade and Aerodrome Road. The popular stretch between Maroochydore and Alexandra Headland is worth […]

  • 19 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Sunshine Coast Council announced a plan to test a new sand-pumping dredger which will add sand on the heavily eroded beaches at Maroochydore and Alexandra Headland, according to abc.net.au. During this three-month program, the $1.2 million pipeline will pump more than 100,000 cubic metres of sand onto the mentioned areas. “We will turn the […]

  • 18 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    Minister for Environment and Heritage Protection Andrew Powell has welcomed the World Heritage Committee’s move to delay its decision on whether to list the Great Barrier Reef as ‘in danger’. “The Newman Government is acting to fix Labor’s poor decisions,” Mr Powell said. “I welcome the opportunity to continue our initiatives while further considerations are […]

  • 18 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) and WWF-Australia said today that Australia’s governments are putting the Great Barrier Reef at risk by failing to implement the World Heritage Committee recommendations around rapid industrialisation of the Great Barrier Reef. WWF Australia’s Richard Leck, who has been attending the World Heritage Meeting as an observer, said Australia […]

  • 18 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    The World Heritage Committee has today strengthened its warning that the Great Barrier Reef could be added to the World Heritage list of sites in danger at its meeting in Cambodia. “The World Heritage Committee has stepped up its warning, expressing concern over ongoing coastal development and giving the government one last chance – one […]

  • 17 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    Cape Lambert is a port facility operated by Rio Tinto Iron Ore in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. It is located 40 kilometres north of Karratha. Cape Lambert is one of the sea ports for exporting iron ore from Rio Tinto’s mining operations in the Pilbara. This time lapse film shows the Cape Lambert […]

  • 14 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    North Queensland Bulk Ports (NQBP) undertakes annual maintenance dredging at the Port of Weipa. A Long Term Dredge Management Plan (LTDMP) was developed by SKM in August 2009 to support an application to the Commonwealth for a 10 Year Sea Dumping Permit. In addition, two addendum documents developed by NQBP were provided to the Commonwealth […]

  • 14 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    Emergency works to protect the Surfers Paradise foreshore commenced today, with the initial placement of 291 geotextile bags on the beach at the end of Cavill Ave. The bags, each one filled with 2.5 cubic metres of sand, will be positioned in place against the existing infrastructure between View Ave and Trickett Street. Mayor Tom […]

  • 13 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    A Senate inquiry into the Greens’ bill to save the Great Barrier Reef today recommended no new ports in pristine areas of the reef until a strategic assessment of the reef is completed, but the recommendation comes too late to be acted upon in this Parliament. “Through this Greens initiated inquiry, we’ve finally seen some […]

  • 12 June 2013

    The Bunbury Port Authority (BPA) has been awarded $1.5 million from the State Government’s Royalties for Regions program to investigate options for the Bunbury Inner Harbour expansion and potential Preston River realignment. The design and engineering report will examine how Bunbury Port can meet future demand, as coal, urea, grain and alumina exports through the […]

  • 11 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    Minister for Ports David Hodgett visited Apollo Bay Harbour last week to announce the awarding of contracts totalling more than $3 million to procure a new dredger and workboat for the harbour. Mr Hodgett said the Port of Apollo Bay is a critical asset for the State and a key economic driver for the region. […]