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  • 2 March 2012

    A joint international expert mission to the World Heritage property of Great Barrier Reef by the UNESCO World Heritage Centre (WHC), and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is taking place from 5 to 14 March 2012. The World Heritage Committee, at its 35th session in June 2011 (Paris) examined the state of […]

  • 27 October 2017
    Business & Finance

    Construction works are coming to an end on the Hill Head seawall promenade, according to Eastern Solent Coastal Partnership (ESCP). The last of the concrete for the promenade was poured in early October 2017. The site compound is beginning to clear and final works are being completed, reported ESCP. “The aim of this project is to […]

  • 28 April 2013
    Business & Finance

    Federal Environment Minister Tony Burke admits he was never warned about the ‘extreme’ risks posed by a proposed coal port in the Fitzroy Delta, near the southern end of the Great Barrier Reef. The Keppel and Fitzroy Delta Alliance (KAFDA), a community group based in Central Queensland opposing port development in the Fitzroy Delta, have […]

  • 14 February 2013

    A deep layer of organic mud covers the bottom of Lake Apopka near the Winter Garden boat ramp and most of the lake bottom. This mud layer creates shoreline water depths too shallow for boaters to navigate without disturbing the mud layer. Suspended mud sediments cause two undesirable consequences: the presence of malodorous and aesthetically […]

  • 22 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    A new poll of nine Queensland electorates along the Reef coast and South East Queensland has shown the industrialisation of the Great Barrier Reef could prove to be a decisive federal election issue, according to the Fight for the Reef campaign. Significantly, nearly half [49.4%] of people polled said they were more likely to vote […]

  • 2 May 2013

    The Australian Greens are backing a call on Australians to use their customer power to shift the big banks investment decisions, which are contributing to the destruction of the Great Barrier Reef. The report released today, “Financing Reef Destruction: How Banks are using our Money to Destroy a Natural Icon,” by Market Forces and 350.org, […]

  • 13 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    WWF stated that the ‘Fight for the Reef’ campaign has seized on a new report on the impact of dredging on the Great Barrier Reef as further evidence that the practice of dumping dredge waste should be banned. The Improved Dredge Material Management for the Great Barrier Reef Region report is one of a number […]

  • 20 December 2013

    Statement by Bruce Elliot, general manager for biodiversity conservation and sustainable use, Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority: “On 11 December 2013, Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt approved an application by North Queensland Bulk Ports (NQBP) to expand its coal terminal at Abbot Point. “As part of this project, the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park […]

  • 5 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Environment Agency is preparing for heavy rainfall across the South East over the next ten days and is encouraging communities to take action to prepare for the risk of flooding. Rivers across the South East, including the River Thames, are rising in response to the recent heavy rainfall that has been experienced across the […]

  • 5 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society has delivered a pledge to Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s office to end dumping of dredge material in the Great Barrier Reef. The pledge has been delivered with a demonstration of dumping and dredging by protesters from the AMCS who staged a mock dump of sludge at the Prime Minister’s office […]

  • 18 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has welcomed comments by US President Barack Obama that the Great Barrier Reef is under threat. Felicity Wishart, the AMCS Great Barrier Reef campaign director, said the US President’s comments reflect the love people around the world have for the iconic Great Barrier Reef, and the fears millions of […]

  • 25 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority Dredge Synthesis Panel Report confirms that dredging has damaging impacts and the full extent of the long-term impacts is unknown. “The report confirms there are still significant knowledge gaps and uncertainty about the impacts of dredging in the Great Barrier Reef,” said Senator Larissa Waters, Australian Greens environment spokesperson. […]

  • 29 May 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge Barrier Beach has entered the American Shore and Beach Preservation Association (ASBPA) annual list of the nation’s best restored beaches. This restoration scheme was a federal project funded by the Hurricane Sandy Relief Act, restoring two miles of a beach/berm/dune/back barrier complex with 1.4 million cubic yards of sand. According to […]

  • 8 August 2018
    Business & Finance

    Weeks Marine Inc., headquartered in Cranford, NJ, has won an $112.8 million contract for the Mississippi Coastal Improvements Program (MsCIP), comprehensive barrier island restoration plan and Ship Island Project – Phase Two. Bids for this project were solicited via the Internet with three received, reports the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). Work will be performed in Ship Island, […]

  • 10 March 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Government is providing $4.86 million for five organisations to work with landholders to address the vast issue of gully erosion in the Great Barrier Reef catchments. Under the Reef Trust Gully Erosion Control Program, five organisations will undertake projects in six priority catchments to reduce the erosion of sediment into the Great Barrier […]

  • 31 January 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Coalition Government is boosting support for the Great Barrier Reef with the announcement of $1 million funding for the Gladstone Healthy Harbour Partnership (GHHP). The Gladstone Healthy Harbour Partnership is a forum to bring together parties to work towards the highest environmental standards for Gladstone Harbour. “We are working with the Queensland Government on […]

  • 26 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    A Greens motion to stop sediment dumping in the Great Barrier Reef has passed the Senate today. “With two days of sitting left, Labor has belatedly decided that allowing the big mining companies to dump sediment in the Great Barrier Reef is a bad idea,” Senator Larissa Waters, Australian Greens environment spokesperson, said. “This sudden […]

  • 30 December 2016
    Business & Finance

    A new $2 million Queensland Government program will aim to reduce the amount of sediment washing off building and construction sites and flowing into the Great Barrier Reef and Moreton Bay. Environment Minister Dr Steven Miles said that the Palaszczuk Government has provided funding to deliver a four-year urban development erosion and sediment control program […]

  • 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 […]

  • 25 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Queensland Resources Council has launched a public awareness campaign to ‘set the record straight’ on the future of the Great Barrier Reef and the continuing prosperity of more than one million Queenslanders who live and work adjacent to it. Against a backdrop of the Dalrymple Bay and Hay Point coal terminals near Mackay, Queensland […]

  • 8 March 2012

      The health and future of Australia’s World Heritage icon, the Great Barrier Reef, is under investigation as Australian Greens environment spokesperson Senator Larissa Waters held a detailed and productive briefing with the United Nations mission team last night. “I am greatly encouraged that UNESCO is scrutinising Government claims that their proposed strategic assessment of […]

  • 17 May 2016
    Business & Finance

    A tidal barrier across the River Orwell at Ipswich has become the latest addition to a national campaign to promote the benefits of civil engineering. Called This is Civil Engineering the campaign, launched by Institution of Civil Engineers, places banners on infrastructure projects across the UK telling the public what civil engineering is about. Environment […]

  • 19 March 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has rejected as out of touch with community expectations, claims by Michael Roche of the Queensland Resources Council about the efforts of conservation groups to stop the mining industry from industrialising the coastline of the Great Barrier Reef. Felicity Wishart, the AMCS Great Barrier Reef campaign director, said: “The […]

  • 7 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    All parties contesting the State election should listen to the majority of Queenslanders who want the Great Barrier Reef protected from fast-tracked industrialization, including mega port expansion, dredging and dumping, announced Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS). AMCS said the protection of the global icon and the $6 billion tourism industry that relies on it could prove […]

  • 23 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Commonwealth Government will commit an additional $100 million in new funding for the Reef Trust to support the implementation of the historic Reef 2050 Long Term Sustainability Plan for the protection and management of the Great Barrier Reef. Last year, the Coalition delivered on its commitment to establish a $40 million Reef Trust which […]

  • 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 […]