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  • 30 January 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the governments of Australia and Nauru participated in a groundbreaking ceremony today to officially mark the first step toward the construction of the country’s first international port. Nauru President Mr. Baron Divavesi Waqa led the groundbreaking ceremony and gave a keynote speech. Australia’s Assistant Minister for International Development and […]

  • 1 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    WWF-Australia has welcomed UNESCO’s draft decision on the Great Barrier Reef. “UNESCO has placed Australia on probation. The Australian and Queensland Governments must now deliver on their promises to better protect the Reef,” said WWF-Australia CEO Dermot O’Gorman.“ The draft decision acknowledges progress but keeps the pressure on the Australian Government to turn their commitments into […]

  • 20 August 2009

    Melbourne’s status as Australia’s largest and most competitive container port will be cemented when a major dredging project is completed later this year, the state government says. But environmental activists are asking at what cost… More: Hellenic Shipping

  • 18 January 2011

    Predictions that an unprecedented storm period could continue along Australia’s east coast for 10 years have reinforced the desire of an Old… BY HELEN MANUSU (manningrivertimes) [mappress] Source: manningrivertimes, January 18, 2011;

  • 25 October 2012
    Business & Finance

    The Surfrider Foundation of Australia is holding a National Conference on 3-4 November 2012 at Coolum Beach on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland, Australia. Andrew Pitt, a Reef Architect at Surfing Ramps, will be presenting to the conference, ‘Beach Nourishment; it’s only sand but…threats and opportunities for surfers’. Looking at case studies, including surf spots […]

  • 21 December 2009
    Project & Tenders

    SYDNEY (Dow Jones)–Australia’s New South Wales state government said Friday that Hong Kong’s Hutchison Whampoa Ltd. (0013.HK) has been awarded the right to operate the third container terminal at Sydney’s Port Botany, due to be completed in 2012… Source: The Wall Street journal ,December 18, 2009

  • 31 January 2013
    Business & Finance

    As part of their joint Fight for the Reef campaign, WWF-Australia and the Australian Marine Conservation Society today released a scorecard assessing the performance of both the Queensland and Australian Governments’ management of the Great Barrier Reef. Last year, UNESCO gave Australia a deadline to outline how it would better manage the Reef, noting that […]

  • 13 July 2015
    Business & Finance

    Lanco Resources Australia Pty Ltd is calling for dredging of approximately 1.9 million cubic meters as part of the new Berth 14A project located within the Inner Harbor of Bunbury Port in Western Australia. Dredging activities are proposed to begin in October and last for up to a maximum of 40 weeks. “Port construction is likely […]

  • 7 October 2011

    The Far North is one of the key itineraries of Australia’s largest cruise liner operator which has released its record summer schedule…   By Nick Dalton (cairns) [mappress] Source: cairns, October 7, 2011;

  • 7 November 2012
    Business & Finance

    BMT Group subsidiary, BMT WBM, the leading international engineering, water and environment consultancy, has announced that it has been awarded the Environmental Institute of Australia and New Zealand (EIANZ) top award for an environmental consulting practice. The award recognises BMT WBM’s leadership and innovation in environmental management, having contributed to the conservation and rehabilitation of […]

  • 20 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Navis celebrated the grand opening of the new DP World Brisbane terminal and the go-live of the Navis N4 terminal operating system (TOS) to support its semi-automated operations. Implementation of N4 at DP World Brisbane, the fourth member of the DP World Australia family of terminals to go live on Navis N4 over the last […]

  • 7 April 2015
    Business & Finance

    WWF-Australia today welcomed an opinion piece by three of Australia’s leading coral scientists who criticize the Reef 2050 plan and call on Australians and the international community to pressure the Australian government to do a better job protecting the Reef. The article, by scientists Professor Terry Hughes, Jon Day and Jon Brodie, is published in […]

  • 20 October 2010

    Rio Tinto Ltd says $US3.1 billion ($A3.21 billion) will be spent expanding its iron ore infrastructure in Western Australia’s Pilbara region… (ninemsn) [mappress] Source: ninemsn, October 20, 2010;

  • 25 March 2011
    Business & Finance

      BHP Billiton Chairman, Jac Nasser, today announced that Mr Alan Boeckmann will retire from the Board and Mr Lindsay Maxsted will be appointed as an independent Non-executive Director, both effective as of today. Mr Maxsted is Chairman of infrastructure company, Transurban Group, and a Non-executive Director of Westpac Banking Corporation, where he is Chairman […]

  • 13 February 2012

    Dredging International (Australia) Pty Ltd, member of the DEME Group, has been awarded a contract to dredge the approach channel, the manoeuvring area and the berths for the Chevron’s new Wheatstone liquefied natural gas (LNG) project nearby the town of Onslow, located along the Australian north-west coast. The contract represents a value of about AUD […]

  • 17 October 2011

    It could take years for the Narrung Narrows to return to their original condition, according to South Australia’s River Murray Minister… BY BEN BRENNAN (farmonline) [mappress] Source: farmonline, October 17, 2011;

  • 22 June 2011

    Gladstone Harbour’s dredging project, the largest in Australia’s history, began on May 20, an audience heard yesterday.   By David Sparkes (gladstoneobserver) [mappress] Source: gladstoneobserver, June 22, 2011

  • 8 July 2013

    Australia’s largest cruise operator Carnival Australia today welcomed new Federal Government funding for the port of Eden that will put the New South Wales town on the Australian cruise map and deliver significant benefits to the local economy. Carnival Australia CEO Ann Sherry said the Regional Development funding would allow the deep water port to […]

  • 19 January 2018
    Business & Finance

    It is expected that the Flinders Ports’ Outer Harbor Channel Widening Project will begin in Autumn 2018, avoiding dredging in summer when seagrass is more susceptible to damage from turbidity impacts, Flinders Ports said in their latest announcement. The project will involve removing 1.55 million cubic meters of material from the shipping channel and placing it […]

  • 16 October 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Australian Government has reached the decision to reissue approval for the biggest new coal mine in Australia — Adani’s 28,000-hectare Carmichael mine in Queensland. The Carmichael coal mine and Rail Project is an open-cut and underground coal mine located approximately 300 kilometers inland in remote central Queensland. Greenpeace Australia yesterday condemned the federal government’s reapproval of the […]

  • 30 October 2014
    Business & Finance

    Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) and contracting partner Jan De Nul (Australia) Pty Ltd (JDN) celebrated an exciting milestone today in the construction of the New Parallel Runway (NPR) with the cutting of the final drainage wick. A final wick cutting ceremony on site marked the completion of this phase of the project which included the […]

  • 23 December 2010

    DP World Limited and Citi Infrastructure Investors (CII), together with one of CII’s major investors, have today formed a strategic partnership to invest in, operate and manage DP World’s five marine terminals in Australia. DP World has entered into an agreement to provide management services to the Australian operation to continue to provide a consistently high level of service […]

  • 28 November 2012
    Business & Finance

    Environmetrics Australia has announced the development of a suite of models for the prediction of water column turbidity and benthic photosynthetically active radiation (PAR) for time periods of hours to months into the future. This unique capability is the result of years of extensive R&D in support of improved environmental decision-making for major dredging projects […]

  • 10 April 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Western Australian Marine Science Institution (WAMSI) has just announced an article named ‘Can Environmental Windows be effective in managing effects of dredging?’.  An examination of whether dredging operations suspended during generic windows of environmental sensitivity could reduce the impacts on marine life has found the marine invertebrates, seagrasses and macroalgae too diverse to be covered […]

  • 18 June 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Marshall Liberal Government is set to secure South Australia’s vulnerable coastline including a long-term solution to devastating erosion at West Beach thanks to significant funding in the 2019-20 State Budget. The 2019-20 State Budget delivers $52.4 million in funding over four years to improve both metropolitan and regional coasts which act as the state’s […]

  • 13 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The WWF-Australia and the Australian Marine Conservation Society scorecard on the Great Barrier Reef released today provides a distorted view of Australia’s management of the iconic World Heritage Area. It misrepresents the significant progress Australia has made in responding to the World Heritage Committee. “We have either met or have made significant progress in meeting […]