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  • 5 June 2014

    The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) welcomed the release of the state government’s Ports Strategy, which shows an environmentally responsible and sustainable approach to future development, and in particular alongside the iconic Great Barrier Reef. The strategy is the Queensland Government’s blueprint for managing and improving the efficiency and environmental management of the state’s port network […]

  • 5 June 2014

    Communities along Yarriambiack Creek will be able to better prepare for future flooding thanks to a $200,000 detailed flood investigation, Minister for Water Peter Walsh announced. In Warracknabeal today with Nationals candidate for Lowan Emma Kealy, Mr Walsh said the investigation would update flood mapping for 70 kilometres of land along Yarriambiack Creek, from Warracknabeal […]

  • 5 June 2014
    Research & Development

    A strategy that protects the Great Barrier Reef, grows jobs and sustainably develops the state’s port network has been released today. Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Infrastructure and Planning Jeff Seeney said the Queensland Ports Strategy outlines 18 actions that will provide a rigorous, systematic approach to balance economic development with protection of […]

  • 4 June 2014
    Business & Finance

    Potential purchasers for the Port of Gladstone need to beware of the significant environmental, financial, legal and international concerns about the environmental disaster that has occurred there, in light of the announcement that the State government intends to privatise the port. The Australian Marine Conservation Society’s Great Barrier Reef Campaign Director, Felicity Wishart, said that […]

  • 4 June 2014
    Business & Finance

    After arriving at BAE Systems Dry-dock and undergoing a 1.5 hour induction, Jon McMurray, IPS’ Australian Manager, was invited aboard the Trailer Suction Hopper Dredge “River Bee”. River Bee Management and  Crew assisted with the Work Place Assessment (WPA). This is an OH&S requirement prior to  iPS Australia personnel commencing assignment. The River Bee passed with flying […]

  • 4 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Maintenance work at the Mackay Marina southern breakwater being undertaken by North Queensland Bulk Ports (NQBP) is progressing well with significant upgrades made to some of the sections damaged by high seas related to Tropical Cyclone Dylan at the end of January. The breakwater has been closed to public access since mid-November while repairs and […]

  • 30 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Equipment is expected to be moved into place at Toondah Harbour next week in preparation for the commencement of dredging work. Mayor Karen Williams said the work, due for completion by 30 August (weather permitting), involved maintenance and capital dredging of a section of the Fison Channel and widening of the ‘swing basin’, allowing vessels […]

  • 29 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Minister for Ports David Hodgett, speaking in Parliament today, announced a major milestone for the Port of Hastings expansion with the project being declared under the Major Transport Projects Facilitation Act 2009. The Port of Hastings expansion is one of several major transport projects to be declared under the Act, including East West Link, and […]

  • 27 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    With UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee meeting to consider the condition of the Great Barrier Reef and other world heritage sites in less than four weeks, YouNesco.org has been created as a new platform to collect votes on Australian government plans to dump dredge spoil in reef waters. The Fight for the Reef campaign, backed by […]

  • 27 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Port Macquarie-Hastings Council will host a public information session early next month to present the results of a project to map sea level rise (SLR) across the local government area. The session will be held on June 10, between 5 pm and 7 pm in the function room at Council’s administration centre in Port Macquarie. […]

  • 27 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Neumann Contractors have recently completed dredging works in Queensland’s Burnett River near Kirby’s Wall. The job involved deepening the navigational channel and placement of the material behind “Kirby’s Wall”. Neumann performed the work using their 450mm cutter suction dredger Nu Endeavour coupled to a spreader barge for placement. The work was required following recent severe […]

  • 26 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Cooktown will have a vibrant esplanade full of new community infrastructure by 2016 thanks to Round 3 of the Queensland Government’s $495 million Royalties for the Regions program. Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Infrastructure and Planning Jeff Seeney said the major upgrade would be great for residents and visitors and would be delivered […]

  • 26 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Even though a quarter of Queensland coal output is being produced at a loss, as reported today, the Abbott and Newman governments are continuing to prioritise coal over the Great Barrier Reef, climate, water supplies, agriculture and tourism. “Figures from the Queensland Resources Council show that a quarter of Queensland coal export is being produced […]

  • 26 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Less than 24 hours after Germany’s Deutsche Bank ruled out lending to the controversial Abbot Point coal port expansion on the Great Barrier Reef, major international bank HSBC has followed suit, with Group Chief Executive Stuart Gulliver stating it “would be extraordinarily unlikely to go anywhere near” the project. “Abbot Point is crucial to the […]

  • 26 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Western Port community representatives came together last week to receive an update on the Port of Hastings container expansion and to discuss issues raised by their community networks. Speaking at the second meeting of the Port of Hastings Development Authority’s stakeholder engagement network, PORTicipate, CEO Mike Lean said that a key component of the planning […]

  • 23 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    “A historic meeting,” concluded Mayor Paul Hogan at the ending of the Greater Taree City Council meeting two days ago. At the meeting, Council decided to adopt a dual approach to coastal erosion, approving a both planned retreat and active erosion management in the Coastal Zone Management Plan (CZMP) for the entire Greater Taree coastline […]

  • 23 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Port of Abbot Point plans to undertake hydrographic surveys on an annual basis, announced North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation (NQBP). The hydrographic survey vessel Norfolk will be conducting routine survey work in the Port of Abbot and surrounding waters from Saturday 24 May 2014 until Wednesday 28 May 2014. Maritime Safety Queensland requires regular […]

  • 23 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Activists kicked an own goal today on their European vacation by lobbying a German bank that is not funding Queensland’s Abbot Point port expansion and claiming it as a victory for environmentalists, said Queensland Resources Council. After intense lobbying from anti-coal activists, Deutsche Bank, announced that until a consensus was reached between the Australian Government […]

  • 23 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has welcomed the statement by German’s leading bank, Deutsche Bank that it will not invest in the port expansion at Abbot Point on the Great Barrier Reef. Last night in Germany, environmental advocates attended the Deutsche Bank Annual General Meeting to call on the bank not to invest in […]

  • 22 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Canaipa Passage navigation channel has reopened. Dredging works to realign the channel have been completed in this important link between Brisbane and the Gold Coast. In March, long time local business Neumann Contractors was engaged to carry out dredging of the channel at the southern end of North Stradbroke Island near the Slipping Sands, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 20 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has welcomed the decision by the Australian Marine Park Tourism Operators (AMPTO) to issue a legal challenge to the decision to dump three million cubic metres of dredge spoil in the waters of the Great Barrier Reef. Felicity Wishart, AMCS Great Barrier Reef campaign director, said that this challenge […]

  • 20 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The release of a new online report card shows that the Victorian Coalition Government continues to improve the health of Port Phillip Bay and the Yarra River. Minister for Environment and Climate Change Ryan Smith said the launch of the new online report card provides Victorians with comprehensive water quality information, as part of the […]

  • 19 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Grants totalling $500,000 are now available for organisations working to manage and ultimately protect Western Australia’s 21,000km of coastline. Coastwest grants enable community groups, local governments and others to implement initiatives to ensure the sustainable use of coastal zones in their local areas. In the past five years, more than $4million has been provided towards […]

  • 19 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Commenting on news today that a tourism industry body is mounting a legal challenge against the dredging approval for Abbot Point coal terminal in north Queensland, QRC Chief Executive Michael Roche said scientifically peer-reviewed studies specific to Abbot Point and of a broader nature were readily available. “Some 20 scientific studies and appendices covering the […]

  • 16 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Abbot Point dredging will not impact the Great Barrier Reef, said North Queensland Bulk Ports (NQBP). Offshore disposal of dredged material at Abbot Point will have a localised, temporary impact, with recovery in a relatively short period, according to NQBP. [mappress] May 16, 2014