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  • 2 August 2012
    Equipment, Technology

    Commuters on the West Gate Bridge witnessed a spectacular sight early this morning when the purpose built vessel, Zhen Hua 26, passed under the bridge with a 104.5m high new Ship to Shore container crane aboard for delivery to Patrick’s East Swanson Dock terminal. The vessel was guided by two sea pilots as it made […]

  • 2 August 2012

    According to the ABC News, the Gladstone Ports Corporation has dismissed the latest claims of a link between sick fish and harbour dredging. Liz Cunningham, the Member for Gladstone, tabled statements from five local fishermen that she said showed reduced catches and increases in sick fish after dredging of the Gladstone Harbour. The ports corporation’s […]

  • 31 July 2012

    Conservation Volunteers Australia (CVA) have been joined by the LNG dredging project team to mark the successful completion of a major revegetation project in Gladstone. Funded by the Western Basin Dredging and Disposal Project, the revegetation project planted over 16 thousand native plants, trees and bushes to restore the area previously used as a haul […]

  • 30 July 2012

    The new Anketell Point multi-user port facility near Karratha has been recommended for approval by the EPA. According to smh.com.au, the API Management project has been designed to process 45 million tonnes of iron ore a year from API’s West Pilbara Iron Ore Project. EPA Chairman Paul Vogel said comprehensive conditions would guide the construction […]

  • 27 July 2012

    Sand shifting will soon begin at Mooloolaba Harbour, making it easier for boats to navigate. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said the $350,000 bypass system would prevent sand entering the navigation channel. “Sand will be removed before it crosses the entrance to Mooloolaba Harbour, and will then be transferred and deposited to Mooloolaba Beach, replenishing […]

  • 26 July 2012

    The Colac Otway Shire is set to purchase a brand new dredging vessel to service the Apollo Bay Harbour thanks to a $1.4 million grant from the Victorian Coalition Government. Minister for Ports Denis Napthine announced the funding as part of a package worth almost $2.2 million for the Apollo Bay Harbour. “After visiting Apollo […]

  • 26 July 2012

    Port Macquarie-Hastings Council will move ahead with a Coastal Zone Management Plan for Lake Cathie that incorporates a revetment and beach nourishment as the key steps for protecting the area against coastal erosion. The decision follows an extensive 10 week public exhibition period of the Lake Cathie Coastline Management Study Stage 2, which listed four […]

  • 25 July 2012

    Queensland’s Deputy Premier Jeff Seeney welcomed the chance to engage with conservation groups at the Ministerial Environmental Roundtable this morning. Mr Seeney addressed the group before taking part in a question and answer session with representatives from a range of interest groups including the Queensland Conservation Council, Sunshine Coast Environment Council, National Parks Association and […]

  • 24 July 2012

    As written by the West Australian, around 300 residents of Mandurah gathered to voice their protest against $1 billion marina and housing development on the eastern side of the Harvey Estuary. The opponents to the project claim that the repercussions of the development plan will be immeasurable on the blue crab species, inflicting a huge […]

  • 23 July 2012

    Environment and Heritage Protection Minister, Andrew Powell today put out a call to Australia’s leading scientists to chair the Gladstone Healthy Harbour Science Panel. The establishment of the panel follow’s Premier Campbell Newman’s announcement of the formation of the Gladstone Harbour Healthy Harbour Partnership earlier this year. Mr Powell said the Government was looking for […]

  • 18 July 2012

    Gladstone fishermen are waiting anxiously for a Brisbane judge to decide whether their multi-million-dollar compensation claim against the state government can proceed, reports news.ninemsn.com. The fishermen reject the State Government hypothesis that tonnes of fish have become diseased because of flooding more than a year ago, instead blaming dredging and port construction. Impacts were widespread […]

  • 17 July 2012

    THE Queensland opposition has called on the government to release a report on the feasibility of dredging the main shipping entrance to Cairns, reports news.com.au. LNP promised funding for Trinity Inlet dredging in order to attract larger cruise ships. LNP demands Trinity Inlet dredging study to make sure it can be done without hindering the […]

  • 17 July 2012

    Premier Ted Baillieu and Minister for Ports Denis Napthine announced trade figures at the Port of Melbourne surged in the 2011-12 financial year with a 9.1 per cent overall increase at Australasia’s busiest container and general cargo port. Mr Baillieu said in the 2011-12 financial year total port trade grew to 87 million revenue tonnes […]

  • 16 July 2012

    The Browse Liquefied Natural Gas precinct at James Price Point has been recommended for strict conditional approval, Environmental Protection Authority Chairman Paul Vogel announced today. Dr Vogel said the assessment of the Minister for State Development’s strategic proposal was the largest and most multi-faceted ever conducted in the EPA’s 40 year history. “The level of […]

  • 16 July 2012

    Progress on sealing the northern section of the front bund wall at Fisherman’s Landing remains on schedule for a second week. The Transitional Environmental Program (TEP) approved on 25 June allows for bund sealing works to be undertaken until 6 August to fast track sealing the northern section of the east bund wall at the […]

  • 11 July 2012
    Business & Finance

    BMT JFA Consultants, a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd, the leading international maritime design, engineering and risk management consultancy, has announced that it has secured a three year contract with Western Australia’s Department of Transport (DoT). Providing a range of project management services, the contract will see BMT work closely with the Department to help […]

  • 10 July 2012

    With the Mining, Oil & Gas sectors seeing a boom in specific regions, plus the continuous need to build, develop and maintain navigable channels and waterways throughout Australia, capital and maintenance dredging is on the increase. With strict guidelines and environmental approvals to meet, the trick is to learn from other dredging projects and the […]

  • 10 July 2012

    ABC News reports that Inpex is ramping up preparations to dredge a shipping channel in Darwin Harbor. From this week, divers, survey boats and barges will begin working in the channel area. Energy giant says it is surveying to get an accurate picture of the harbor floor before dredging project commences. There will be an […]

  • 9 July 2012

    UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee is in the final days of its annual meeting. Last week’s decisions on the Great Barrier Reef have profound implications for its future protection and pose some tough questions for Environment Minister Tony Burke. The 21 countries of the World Heritage Committee endorsed the recommendations of the March Monitoring Mission, and […]

  • 6 July 2012

    Gladstone Ports Corporation (GPC) has blatantly exceeded acceptable turbidity levels every day since the LNP Government gave it approval to dredge continuously, says Queensland Greens spokesperson, Dr Libby Connors. Dr Connors says turbidity monitoring stations have recorded excessive turbidity levels every day in Gladstone Harbour since the announcement on June 25 that the GPC was […]

  • 6 July 2012

    Progress on the sealing of the northern section of the front bund wall at Fisherman’s Landing is on schedule. The 8.8km bund wall created to reclaim 274 hectares at the northern end the current Fisherman’s Landing site was completed in August 2011, since then 4 million cubic metres of dredge material have been stored inside […]

  • 6 July 2012

    Environmentally concerned citizens and landholders are disgusted with the cavalier attitude of the Queensland Government which has chopped the funding for Environmental Defenders Office (EDO), an independent community environmental legal service. EDO has a great reputation for the quality and relevance of its casework, law reform and educational work and fills a much needed gap […]

  • 3 July 2012

      The first 100 days of Campbell Newman’s Premiership have been a disaster for Queensland’s future according to the Queensland Greens. On the 100th day of taking over responsibility for governing the State and all its features and assests, Premier Newman’s success on the big issues can be judged as turbidity levels rise again in […]

  • 2 July 2012

    Work is underway on better long-term fix to the shoaling problems at the Mooloolaba Harbour entrance, Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson announced today. Ms Simpson said that both boaties and beach lovers will be pleased to hear that new contracts have been awarded for additional work to make the dredging and beach replenishment works more […]

  • 2 July 2012

    The World Heritage Committee has upheld their draft decision handed down in earlier this month on the Great Barrier Reef, which calls upon the Government to stop developments that may affect the Reef until a comprehensive strategic assessment can be completed. UNESCO sent a monitoring mission to Australia to investigate the impact of development on […]

  • 29 June 2012

    Local roads, sport and recreational facilities and drainage infrastructure are the big winners in Moreton Bay Regional Council’s 2012/13 budget. 2012/13 budget includes funds for dredging operations. “The new arrangement will provide for a much-needed program of long-term dredging works.” Dick Waterfield, President of the Bribie Gardens Canal Association said. Mayor Allan Sutherland today announced […]