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  • 23 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    An integrated approach to managing coastal erosion will be developed by New Plymouth District Council. At tonight’s Monitoring Committee meeting, Councillors will be advised about the commencement of a District-Wide Coastal Erosion Project that will help sharpen all of the Council’s plan’s and policies related to erosion along the length of the district’s coastline. Manager […]

  • 11 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Florida Ports Council applauded President Obama for signing the bipartisan Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA). The Council has been in Washington D.C. with officials with the Florida Executive Office of the Governor, the Florida Department of Transportation and the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity advocating for this important legislation. “Florida’s Congressional leadership […]

  • 26 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The controversial dredging operation in Bimini has been brought to a halt with the granting of an injunction by the Privy Council in London. The order to stop all dredging activities, which went into effect immediately, will stay in place until the developers, Resorts World Bimini (RWB), can demonstrate they have satisfied all the conditions […]

  • 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 […]

  • 21 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Florida Ports Council congratulated the U.S. House of Representatives for approving the bipartisan Water Resources Reform & Development Act (WRRDA) conference report 412-4. The next step will be for the report to be heard by the U.S. Senate. The Florida Ports Council has been in Washington D.C. this week for its spring Fly-In with […]

  • 14 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Members of the public are invited to find out more about Bath & North East Somerset Council’s plans to prepare the natural environment on the River Avon for regeneration projects and reconnect the river to the heart of Bath. Bath & North East Somerset Council and the Environment Agency are working together on a major […]

  • 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 […]

  • 9 April 2014

    Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is looking to work with Napier City and Hastings District Councils to develop a strategy to provide a long term vision for the region’s coastline in light of the predicted impacts of climate change. The move comes in response to a report presented to today’s Environment and Services Committee meeting reviewing […]

  • 14 March 2014

    The Mayor of Bega Valley Shire Council has welcomed the Deputy Premiers announcement of the NSW Governments $3 million contribution to the Eden Wharf Extension. This, together with Councils $2 million contribution will ensure that the Federal Governments $10 million election promise will materialise and that the extension will be built. Cr Taylor in thanking […]

  • 13 March 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Moray Council has been granted an extension to the deadline for repairs to the damaged seawall at Lossiemouth. The Scottish Government agreed to fund half of the £450,000 estimated cost of a permanent repair to the structure, which was breached by heavy seas during stormy weather in December 2012. However, ministers stipulated that the money […]

  • 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 […]

  • 6 March 2014

    Member for Kiama Gareth Ward is encouraging local Councils and stakeholders from across the region to apply for a share of $1.5 million worth of New South Wales Government funds on offer for coastal dredging projects. Mr Ward said that the funding under the Government’s ‘Rescuing our Waterways’ program would support dredging projects that provide […]

  • 13 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Queensland Government has concluded an assessment of proposals for a cruise ship terminal on the Southport Broadwater undertaken for the Gold Coast City Council. Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Infrastructure and Planning, Jeff Seeney, said the preliminary assessment found it is possible for one of two proposed projects to proceed and it […]

  • 31 January 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Governor Bobby Jindal yesterday highlighted a $2.7 million restoration project to restore fisheries and water quality in False River. Governor Jindal said: “Growing up, we all loved making the short trip from Baton Rouge for the great ‘trophy’ bass fishing and skiing. Numerous record bass, catfish, and other fish have been pulled out of this […]

  • 29 January 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Somerset County Council has welcomed the Prime Minister David Cameron’s announcement in the House of Commons that he supports dredging on the Somerset Levels as a huge boost. Mr Cameron made his comment in the House during Prime Minister’s Questions. He said: “Dredging will start again as soon as it is practical.” His comment was […]

  • 16 January 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    A further flood funding boost of £500,000 has been proposed for river dredging by Somerset County Council yesterday, and it brings the total proposed by the council to £1m. The Council is planning to up its offer of £300,000 for dredging, and £200,000 for local flood prevention schemes, to a total of £1m – with […]

  • 23 December 2013

    The Moray Council has invited bidders to submit their offers for maintenance dredging of Buckie, Burghead and Macduff Harbours, for four-year period (from April 1, 2014, to March 31, 2018). During this cleanup program, the dredged material will be placed at the relevant licensed offshore disposal site. The total value of this deepening venture is […]

  • 18 December 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Los Angeles City Council unanimously approved a 50-year lease to transform a 100-year-old pier on the LA Waterfront in San Pedro into a world-class urban marine research and innovation center called AltaSea at the Port of Los Angeles. The lease agreement – signed between the Port of Los Angeles and Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, the […]

  • 3 December 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Florida Ports Council, comprised of Florida port directors, and transportation leaders will visit Washington D.C. today and tomorrow. This visit will be used to meet with congressional members on top seaport issues, specifically discussing the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) as the House and Senate enter conference discussions. The conference committee will determine the […]

  • 25 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    The United States House of Representatives passed their Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) bill with a vote of 417-3, with bi-partisan support and hard work from the Florida Congressional Delegation. Florida Delegation and Rules Committee members Rep. Daniel Webster (R-Winter Garden) and Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-Ft. Lauderdale) led the discussion for the House […]

  • 18 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    Mayor Marilyn Hatley and the members of the North Myrtle Beach City Council participated in an update on the status of the Jim Caudle Reef (PA-01), which is located about 2.5 nautical miles from the south jetty of Little River and lies under about 30 feet of water. The event was hosted by the North […]

  • 6 September 2013

    The Cumbria County Council has invited bidders to submit their offers for the Port of Workington dredging project. The main goal of this cleanup program is to remove recent accumulations of waterborne material from the approach channel, turning basin and dock at the Port of Workington, to the profile, levels and tolerances, and to dispose […]

  • 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 […]

  • 3 September 2013

    Auckland Council has rejected plans by Ports of Auckland to expand its operations further into the Waitemata harbour. Speaking at the end of a three-day council meeting to discuss the Unitary Plan for Auckland, an effective blueprint for future development of the city, Mayor Len Brown acknowledged the port’s expansion plans were “the most contentious […]

  • 9 August 2013

    The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council (Council) will meet on Wednesday, August 28, 2013, at 1:00 p.m. CDT to vote on the Initial Comprehensive Plan: Restoring the Gulf Coast’s Ecosystem and Economy (Plan). The public is invited to attend the Council Meeting. The meeting will take place at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, 601 Loyola Ave, […]

  • 7 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    A new series of pamphlets has been produced by Waikato Regional Council to help property owners better manage the potential risks they face from river flooding. “River flooding is the most common hazard we face in the Waikato,” said community safety programme manager Adam Munro. “The new pamphlets are designed to help people identify what […]