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  • 29 April 2014
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    The Australian Marine Conservation Society has rejected Ports Australia’s report into dredging and dumping at state owned ports along the Great Barrier Reef as self-interested. Felicity Wishart, AMCS Great Barrier Reef campaign director, said that the Ports Australia report appeared to have been produced to try to counter overwhelming public criticism of the environmental impacts […]

  • 28 April 2014
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    The Queensland Government has called on environmental groups and organisations to stop peddling misinformation regarding the Great Barrier Reef. Minister for Environment and Heritage Protection Andrew Powell said the deceitful campaigns are an attack on Queensland’s reputation and harmful to jobs. “These alarmist claims are doing nothing but muddying the waters around the real threats […]

  • 28 April 2014
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    Sunshine Coast Council has continued its commitment to protect and manage its coastline with the adoption of the Coastal Management Policy and Shoreline Erosion Management Plan. Division 8 Councillor Jason O’Pray said the new coastal management policy and planning framework adopted at last week’s Ordinary Meeting, addressed both immediate and emerging coastal management issues. Cr […]

  • 28 April 2014
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    A comprehensive study into capital dredging released by Ports Australia reveals that modelling and monitoring programs across Northern Australian ports including Abbot Point confirm environmental impacts are well understood and managed. NQBP supports these findings and states that the extensive range of monitoring techniques proposed for the dredge program at Abbot Point will ensure that […]

  • 24 April 2014
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    Ports Australia, the peak body representing the interests of port and marine authorities in Australia, has introduced its “Dredging and Australian Ports – Subtropical and Tropical Ports” report. The report provides an overview of the approval processes associated with dredging and at-sea placement of dredged material, the nature of environmental monitoring programs associated with recent […]

  • 24 April 2014
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    The Reef Trust Discussion Paper has been released yesterday by the Commonwealth and Queensland Governments. The Reef Trust is a key election commitment for the Australian Government under the broader Reef 2050 Plan. The Reef Trust will put the focus firmly on improving coastal habitat, water quality and enhancing species protection along the Great Barrier […]

  • 24 April 2014
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    Kerang will be better protected from any future floods thanks to a $1.7 million upgrade to the town’s levee system. At an official opening today, Minister for Water Peter Walsh said a permanent levee had been constructed around the entire town perimeter. “The improved levee bank will protect the town of Kerang from flooding, as […]

  • 23 April 2014
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    A review of port-related dredging and associated environmental impacts in subtropical and tropical waters has been welcomed as an authoritative turning point in the debate surrounding management of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, announced Queensland Resources Council (QRC). QRC Chief Executive Michael Roche said the Ports Australia-commissioned expert analysis of recent dredging projects, including Cairns, […]

  • 22 April 2014
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    The Shoalhaven Citywide dredging feasibility study is now complete and has formed the basis of four funding applications to the State Government’s ‘Rescuing our Waterways’ Program. Three of the four grant applications lodged on April 14 were for dredging activities at Sussex Inlet Channel, Currambene Creek, and Lake Conjola. The fourth grant application proposes to […]

  • 22 April 2014
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    The Australian Greens today slammed the Queensland Resources Council’s latest Great Barrier Reef spin campaign as an attempt to distract from the obvious damage the coal and gas industries do to the Great Barrier Reef. “No PR campaign can absolve the coal lobby from responsibility for the effects of climate change on the Great Barrier […]

  • 22 April 2014
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    Queensland’s lax environmental assessment practices continue to present threats to the environment and the economy, causing fears for how major development on the Great Barrier Reef will be managed, said the Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS). The Department of Environment and Heritage Protection announced it was charging Linc Energy for major breaches of environment laws […]

  • 22 April 2014
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    Detailed environmental and planning studies for the Port of Hastings container expansion will soon be underway with specialist consultants now appointed. Minister for Ports David Hodgett announced the milestone after a six month procurement period to ensure the right contractors were on board to develop the business case, and complete detailed environmental studies over the […]

  • 22 April 2014
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    Television commercials urging Australians to become informed about the true environmental health of the Great Barrier Reef will begin screening nationally tomorrow. The commercials are authorised by the Queensland Resources Council in the wake of an admitted ‘scaremongering’ campaign by environmental activist groups. “The activists’ stated objective is to shut down Queensland’s export coal and […]

  • 15 April 2014

    Shoalhaven City Council’s Natural Resources and Floodplain Manager has advised that the entrance to Tabourie Lake should be opened mechanically on April 11th in anticipation of further rain. The Council sent machinery to excavate an entrance opening after receiving clearance from National Parks in relation to threatened shorebird species. The water level is currently at […]

  • 15 April 2014
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    Two waterways in Northern Brisbane will benefit from a $300,000 investment by the Queensland Government. Member for Clayfield Tim Nicholls said the funding would be delivered as part of the Queensland Regional Natural Resources Management Investment Program. “There is a one hectare zone of mangroves, marine couch and salt marsh at the edge of the […]

  • 14 April 2014
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    NSW Ports is set to undertake a major upgrade to facilities at Port Kembla to increase port and grain handling capacity. NSW Ports in conjunction with major Australian ASX listed logistics company Qube Holdings and commodities trader Noble Group, will jointly invest to upgrade the existing berth (Berth 103) to accommodate large bulk carriers up […]

  • 14 April 2014

    Padbury Mining has secured the funding necessary to construct a $6 billion deep water port and associated rail network at Oakajee. This is a major break through for the company and the region. The funding is to be provided by private Australian equity investors and is contained within an executed Shareholders Agreement between the parties. […]

  • 14 April 2014

    Work has begun on rectification works at the Mandorah Jetty. Minister for Infrastructure Peter Styles said the Mandorah Jetty had suffered extensive damaged earlier this year during Wet Season storms and needed to be repaired. “The Jetty suffered foreshore damage; embankment repair works have finished this week and work is underway repairing the corrosion protection […]

  • 11 April 2014
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    Joint cooperation between the NSW Government and Coffs Harbour City Council is the only long-term option to deal with the problems caused by sand infilling the harbour, a report to Council has concluded. “Scientific studies have shown that the breakwaters and land reclamation associated with the harbour captures virtually all of the sand that used […]

  • 11 April 2014
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    Works are continuing on the southern breakwater at the Mackay Marina since the damage caused by Tropical Cyclone Dylan in late January, announced North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation. NQBP has commissioned extensive radar imaging of the breakwater that allows engineers to gain a more comprehensive understanding of rock movement along the wall as the result […]

  • 10 April 2014

    Plans for the Abbot Point Coal Terminal to also become a port for LNG export are economically unviable and risky for the Reef, say the Australian Greens. “Minister Hunt must refuse this damaging and ridiculous application as ‘clearly unacceptable’ under our federal environmental laws,” Australian Greens environment spokesperson, Senator Larissa Waters said. “The last thing […]

  • 10 April 2014

    Acting Premier and Minister for Regional Infrastructure and Services Andrew Stoner and Member for Ballina Don Page announced the successful contractor that will raise the crest of the Ballina North Breakwater. Mr Stoner said CivilTeam Pty Ltd, a North Coast engineering company based at Murwillumbah, was awarded the tender for the project and would begin […]

  • 10 April 2014
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    Minister for Ports David Hodgett today called on Labor to admit they have no plan for the future of ports in Victoria, proven by contradicting statements from the Opposition Leader and his Shadow Ministers. “Daniel Andrews must outline what the Labor Opposition’s position is to handle Victoria’s freight requirements into the future,” Mr Hodgett said. […]

  • 9 April 2014
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    Boaters and other waterway users in Inverloch made good use of the water this summer thanks to the upgraded Inverloch jetty which opened in November. Minister for Ports David Hodgett, Member for Bass Ken Smith and Liberal Candidate for Bass Brian Paynter today visited the jetty with representatives from Gippsland Ports to inspect the upgrades. […]

  • 7 April 2014

    Residents of the Capricorn and Curtis coast regions are being urged to participate in a discussion regarding water quality as the Newman Government delivers on its commitment to have a Gladstone Healthy Harbour Report Card in place by the end of the year. Queensland’s Environment and Heritage Protection Minister Andrew Powell has released new water […]

  • 7 April 2014
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    Australian musical icons including John Butler, the Cat Empire and Missy Higgins have shown their support for the Great Barrier Reef by contributing to the Sounds for the Reef album. Twenty-one local artists having written and contributed songs, with proceeds from sales going to fund Fight for the Reef’s contribution to legal action against dredging […]