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  • 23 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has expressed significant concern about plans that suggest Indian coal and energy company Adani is still determined to expand its port at Abbot Point. There is speculation that Adani is looking to sell some or all of its current port (Terminal 1) to raise funds to progress its second […]

  • 21 July 2014
    Business & Finance

    Port Macquarie-Hastings Council is set to undertake dredging works to maximise the recreational benefits of lower Lake Cathie. Dredging works to deepen the lake and enhance the sand dunes south of the lake will commence in late July. Director of Development and Environment Matt Rogers said that the works would involve dredging sand from the […]

  • 15 July 2014
    Business & Finance

    Abell Point Marina dredging project is currently underway. The project started few days ago after completing the first tests successfully. The dredging team have been working hard over the past three months to profile a dredging process that will effectively target high areas areas across the marina that have previously caused access issues on a […]

  • 11 July 2014
    Business & Finance

    Protection of the Western Australian coastline has been boosted with the State Government allocating more than $1 million to local authorities for urgent coastal management projects. Announcing the Coastal Adaptation and Protection (CAP) grants for 2014-15 today, Transport Minister Dean Nalder said 16 projects from Esperance to Perth would share $1,057,500 for construction, design, monitoring […]

  • 1 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Ballarat will receive new flood flow gauges along key waterways to better inform the area of potential flooding, Minister for Water Peter Walsh announced today. Mr Walsh said the $56,000 project was the first stage in developing a total flood warning system for Ballarat and would involve the installation of two new flow gauges, capable […]

  • 26 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Redland City’s reputation as a city of islands will be enhanced, thanks to almost $14 million of marine infrastructure projects in the 2014-15 Budget. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the funding would include new jetties and boat ramp upgrades. “Redland City has a large coastal population including about 10,000 residents who live on islands, […]

  • 25 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Charles Darwin, a Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger (TSHD), used for dredging loose material such as sand, clay or gravel, recently arrived to Brisbane. The dredger will be crucial in building Brisbane Airport’s second runway. Charles Darwin will dredge the seafloor section of Moreton Bay, called Middle Banks, and transport the sand to Luggage Point. The […]

  • 20 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation (NQBP) has announced that it has made a request to the Queensland Coordinator-General to cancel the declaration of the Dudgeon Point Coal Terminals Project as a coordinated project. In 2013, the Environment Impact Statement (EIS) studies were paused by the preferred developers as demand for the new terminals was reassessed […]

  • 19 June 2014
    Business & Finance

    Dredging works have begun on the Barwon River which will allow the City of Greater Geelong to continue to deliver major events such as the Head of the Schoolgirls rowing regatta. The Head of the Schoolgirls rowing regatta is one Geelong’s most celebrated sporting events attracting more than 10,000 spectators with 1,200 athletes. City of […]

  • 18 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    NSW Treasurer and Member for Bega Andrew Constance and Minister for Roads and Freight Duncan Gay announced a $10 million upgrade to the Port of Eden. “The Port of Eden Infrastructure Improvement Program will deliver new boating infrastructure and improve maritime safety in Twofold Bay,” Mr Constance said. Mr Constance said the NSW Coalition Government […]

  • 18 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Australian Greens congratulated the Royal Bank of Scotland on their recent decision not to finance the Abbot Point coal port expansion, coming just before the World Heritage Committee is due to decide the fate of the Great Barrier Reef. “The Royal Bank of Scotland joins Deutsche Bank and HSBC in announcing that they will […]

  • 18 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee (WHC) has delivered a vote of confidence in Australia’s ongoing management of the iconic Great Barrier Reef (GBR). Queensland Resources Council Chief Executive Michael Roche said all Australians would welcome the committee’s decision in Doha, Qatar, to reject activist calls to place the reef on the World Heritage ‘in-danger’ list. “The […]

  • 18 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Dredging of Middle Pass Channel, adjacent to Charles Point Patches, has been completed and Darwin Port Corporation has been able to achieve the targeted depth of 14.0 metres LAT. From the date of this announcement the following operating criteria apply: – Vessels departing Middle Arm with draft of 12.0 meters or less do not require […]

  • 18 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Giant earthen levees will rise, new drainage systems will be built and more early warning systems deployed through the Newman Government’s latest record investment in flood and disaster mitigation projects to protect Queensland families. Local Government, Community Recovery and Resilience Minister David Crisafulli said more than 40 councils would spend almost $52 million from the […]

  • 17 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Abbott Government last night passed a bill through the Lower House to hand federal environmental approval powers to the states, ignoring the World Heritage Committee’s concern about this environmentally disastrous plan. “UNESCO is currently meeting to decide whether to downgrade the Great Barrier Reef’s World Heritage status to ‘In Danger’ and has expressed concern […]

  • 17 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Mundubbera’s flood resilience will be greatly improved with an earthen flood levee to be built through the Newman Government’s record investment in flood and disaster mitigation projects to protect Queensland communities. Local Government, Community Recovery and Resilience Minister David Crisafulli said the 2013 floods were the largest on record for the North Burnett. “The floods […]

  • 13 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Boaters are advised to keep clear of a sand dredging operation at the inner harbour entrance at Coffs Harbour until August 30, 2014. The work will involve removal of up to 40,000 cubic metres of sand from the entry to the inner harbour area. The barge and support vessels will display appropriate navigation markers to […]

  • 13 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Carnarvon’s vital horticultural industry is now better protected from major flood damage with the completion of a $60 million flood mitigation project. The Gascoyne’s valuable horticultural district and wider community suffered $90 million damage when the largest flooding event in the region’s history struck in December 2010. Regional Development Minister Terry Redman said the completion […]

  • 13 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Upgrades to a section of the Pental Island flood levee will help reduce the impact of floods on the Murray River community, Minister for Water Peter Walsh announced today. Visiting the site today, Mr Walsh said the $460,000 project was significant for the community which was still recovering from the 2011 floods. “The Pental Island […]

  • 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 […]

  • 13 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    An independent new scorecard shows the Australian and Queensland Governments have gone backwards in addressing the World Heritage Committee’s major concerns about the Great Barrier Reef. The damning assessment comes just two days before the official start of the crucial World Heritage Committee meeting in Doha, Qatar, which will consider recommendations that formally express concern […]

  • 12 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    In order to help with the Port of Brisbane’s capacity expansion plans, DHI developed an integrated numerical model for the Port of Brisbane Pty Ltd (PBPL) – the entity that manages and develops the port. This model was capable of wave and hydrodynamic modelling as well as moored vessel interaction analysis for the entire port. […]

  • 12 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The scientific focus on improving water quality across the Great Barrier Reef is reaping returns according to the latest report card released by the state and federal governments today. Queensland Resources Council (QRC) Chief Executive Michael Roche said science-based programs, not fear campaigns from environmental activists, were making a significant improvement to reef health. “The […]

  • 12 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Great Barrier Reef is in safe hands with the release of a report card showing a combined effort from both the Commonwealth and State Governments has improved the quality of water entering the reef catchment. The Great Barrier Reef Report Card 2012 and 2013, released today by Federal Minister for the Environment Greg Hunt […]

  • 11 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    A new national poll shows the majority of Australians believe the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef has lost out to industrial development over past decades. Two-thirds of the community (66%) holds the view that the national icon’s World Heritage status makes it more important for protection by Australian governments. The polling of more than […]

  • 6 June 2014

    Five mega ports will be allowed along the Queensland coast, mainly in areas near the Great Barrier Reef. Abbot Point, one of the world’s biggest coal terminals, has been declared a port development priority area. The declaration comes only six months after green groups lost a battle to stop Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority […]