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  • 11 March 2019
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Construction of a sand transfer system – the first of its kind on the NSW coast – is progressing well and on schedule at Jimmys Beach near Hawks Nest, informs the MidCoast Council. From this winter, this system will help to maintain a sand buffer to prepare the beach for erosion during severe weather events. The arrangement […]

  • 22 October 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Central Coast Council has resolved to work with the NSW Government on a long-term dredging plan for the maintenance of the navigation of Ettalong Channel. The resolution follows the recent announcement by the State Government of a $1.225 million funding commitment through the ‘Rescuing Our Waterways’ Program which Council must match dollar for dollar. […]

  • 24 May 2017
    Business & Finance

    Central Coast Council has revised its Coastal Zone Management Plan for the northern coastal areas and is seeking community feedback on the proposed changes. Council has worked with the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage to review the Wyong Coastal Zone Management Plan (WCZMP 2017) in response to changes to NSW legislation and improved information […]

  • 6 May 2016
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    Moray Council’s new £2.5 million dredger will be officially named during a ceremony at Buckie harbor today. The MV Selkie, named after a mythical Scottish sea creature, will be officially launched by Clare Russell, the Lord Lieutenant of Banffshire. The vessel was built at the nearby Macduff Shipyard facility in Buckie and is Scotland’s only council-owned […]

  • 19 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    Warringah Council is installing special markers at Narrabeen Lagoon later this month, to help sailors and paddlers navigate the waterway. Council worked with local users and State agencies to find the best location for the markers, which point out fragile seagrass meadows and shallow sections that are best avoided. The installation of the markers was […]

  • 7 March 2014

    The push to make Queensland communities better protected against flooding is changing the way councils can apply for funding. Community Recovery and Resilience Minister David Crisafulli has called for Expressions of Interest for the first time from the state’s 77 councils for projects that will help their communities be better prepared to avoid the worst […]

  • 8 November 2012

    Cornwall Council has confirmed its continued support for improvements to the harbours at St Mary’s and Penzance in order to safeguard the future of the sea link between the Isles of Scilly and the mainland. In a joint letter to the Under Secretary of State for Transport Norman Baker MP, Cornwall Council Leader Jim Currie […]

  • 13 June 2016
    Business & Finance

    East Devon District Council will hold a public consultation meeting for the Sidmouth and East Beach Management Plan options on Wednesday, 15 June, at Kennaway House in Sidmouth.  As part of East Devon District Council’s work to reduce the risk of coastal erosion and flooding in Sidmouth, which is being undertaken through the Sidmouth and […]

  • 29 July 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council (Council) is seeking public comment on the Council’s proposal to amend its FPL in order to approve implementation funding for the Mobile Bay National Estuary Program (MBNEP), specifically for restoration of a portion of Twelve Mile Creek, Alabama. In 2015, the Council approved $358,000 in planning funds for this […]

  • 26 January 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council (Council) voted on Wednesday, January 24th 2018, to approve funding $1,790,546 in implementation funding for the Robinson Preserve Wetlands Restoration project sponsored by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. These funds will be used to restore 118.2 acres of coastal habitat and restore more natural hydrology, along with related […]

  • 18 May 2020
    Business & Finance

    Work is set to resume on a £700,000 flood protection scheme that will help protect homes and businesses in Felinheli, Gwynedd Council reports.  The work had to be delayed due to the effects of COVID-19, but work will now resume this week. The Contractors, Anglesey firm OBR Construction, have implemented the required new working procedures […]

  • 4 September 2013
    Business & Finance

    Waikato Regional Council has confirmed a $170,000 contribution to the cost of investigating ways of retaining sand at Buffalo Beach on the Coromandel. The decision, at the council’s latest meeting, will come as part of the regional council’s ongoing support for the Whitianga Coastal Futures project and be a critical next step in identifying long […]

  • 6 November 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Construction of the new improved sea defenses at the Central Lower Promenade in Whitley Bay is coming along nicely, according to Phil Welton of the Environment Agency. As the North Tyneside Council put it, the two-tiered promenade acts as a sea defense protecting the whole structure, the road and premises above. However it is around 100 […]

  • 2 February 2018
    Business & Finance

    Despite all best efforts at Maria Creek over the past 7 weeks, it has become clear that excavation and dredging is unmanageable due to the continuing influx of seagrass and the significant movement of sand from the South, the Kingston District Council said in its latest project update.  As a result of the unmanageable conditions, the […]

  • 11 January 2011

    Sloppy administration means a council’s plan to dredge Canvey Lake has been held up. Last summer, Canvey Town Council contracted Norfolk-… (echo-news) [mappress] Source: echo-news, January 11, 2011;

  • 30 September 2015
    Business & Finance

    Northumberland County Council is due to adopt a local flood risk management strategy for the county. The council will work to further develop flood resistance and resilience measures to protect residents and home owners against the effects of severe weather incidents in the future. The strategy will complement the council’s current flood risk management approach, […]

  • 25 October 2019
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The MidCoast Council (NSW) has commenced works on a long awaited Harrington Back Channel Dredging project. The work will be undertaken by Dredging Solutions Pty Ltd of Castle Hill, Australia. Dredging works are anticipated to take 10 weeks and will be completed in time for the busy Christmas period. According to the Council, the project will […]

  • 18 March 2020
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Kingston District Council and Cape Jaffa Development Company have begun dredging at the Cape Jaffa Marina. “We are now a week into our dredging campaign and works are progressing well with no anticipated delays at this stage,” the Council said. A significant campaign to dredge the marina channel back to ‘as constructed’ depth of -3.5 […]

  • 15 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    A dredger is on site at The Entrance Channel as Wyong Shire Council prepares to improve water flow into Tuggerah Lakes. Council’s Waterways and Coastal Section Manager, Mr Luke Sulkowski, said that the dredger is being set up to start the planned program. “The recent April storm gave us a head start on our dredging […]

  • 15 November 2017
    Business & Finance

    North Yorkshire County Council has agreed to allocate nearly £2 million of additional funding towards vital remedial work on Whitby piers along with a major coastal protection scheme at South Cliff, Scarborough. The Council’s Executive agreed to the funding yesterday to ensure the priority project goes ahead. The county council had already made a £1.2 […]

  • 7 May 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Central Coast Council – serving the Central Coast region of New South Wales, Australia – recently kicked off $2,807,000 of important coastal foreshore and rehabilitation works at the southern end of Avoca Beach. The works, funded by the NSW State Government, will improve the infrastructure and amenity of the area as well as to deliver […]

  • 20 January 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Wyre Council recently released a video showing the progress being made on the Rossall sea defenses. The work will replace sea defenses between Rossall Hospital and Rossall Point in four year time, protecting 7,500 properties from the risk of flooding. 325,000 tonnes of rock armor are being used to create the base of the defenses, to […]

  • 29 July 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council has made significant progress in finalizing the processes for implementing large-scale restoration projects throughout the Gulf of Mexico. Approval of this process means council members can begin submitting projects as early as next month, with project-vetting activities taking place later this fall. The Council will invest in specific actions, […]

  • 19 March 2020
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Central Coast Council yesterday (Wednesday, 18 March 2020) released an update on dredging operations at the Entrance channel. According to the Council, the 2020 dredging program for the Entrance is well underway with technical surveys of the channel and the surrounding beaches completed in the past four weeks. “Central Coast Council acted quickly after […]

  • 25 March 2019
    Business & Finance

    The New Zealand’s Auckland Council has announced that the impact of climate change and rising sea levels on Auckland coastlines will be the main focus of the annual Coastal Restoration Trust conference, set for Wednesday, 27 March, and Friday, 29 March 2019, in Warkworth.  The event, which is themed ‘Living with Dynamic Shorelines’, will bring together industry […]

  • 7 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    Warrnambool City Council has just revealed its plan to re-apply for funding to improve boat-launching facilities at the Port of Warrnambool. According to local media, the council had applied for $2.16 million of the financing through the Victorian Government’s 2016-2017 Boating Safety and Facilities Program but has been advised the project will not be funded […]