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  • 5 October 2015
    Business & Finance

    The island of Kerrera is set to benefit from a significant upgrade to its ferry berthing facilities, Minister for Transport and Islands Derek Mackay announced today. Around £1.7 million will be invested in the construction of a new breakwater and the extension of the slipway. The project also includes an extension to the Gallanach slipway […]

  • 21 March 2016
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Scottish Canals is gearing up for the busy summer boating season by investing £250,000 in new machinery to help carry out a comprehensive program of dredging and weed cutting along the nation’s waterways. The works will be delivered by Scottish Canals’ in-house dredging team, who will work with boaters to tackle areas causing navigational issues. […]

  • 8 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Scottish Government Minister for Local Government and Planning, Derek Mackay yesterday visited the 53 hectare Westway Park in Renfrew, to inspect progress at a £1.3 million dock development project. The project was one of the first locations in the country to receive funding from the Scottish Government’s National Renewable Infrastructure Fund (N-RIF), managed by Scottish […]

  • 27 January 2017
    Business & Finance

    Aberdeenshire Council will receive more than £2 million of special financial assistance from the Scottish Government to help deal with the damage caused by last year’s unprecedented storms. Local authorities in the north east also received more than £10 million funding this financial year to take forward priority flood protection schemes in their areas. Finance […]

  • 22 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    Scottish Government Minister for Transport and Islands, Derek Mackay MSP, has announced the launch of a brand new dock facility at Westway in Renfrew.  The new £1.3m development was one of the first locations in the country to receive funding from the Scotland’s National Renewable Infrastructure Fund (N-RIF), managed by Scottish Enterprise. Mr Mackay said: “I have […]

  • 16 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The biggest upgrade to Mackay’s flood protection in a generation is forging ahead with work on the first of four levee bank upgrades nearing completion. Local Government, Community Recovery and Resilience Minister David Crisafulli said the levees were being raised to double protection for residents from a one-in-50 to a one-in-100 year flood. “The Bassett […]

  • 21 May 2018
    Business & Finance

    Annastacia Palaszczuk, Premier of Queensland, has announced $13.42 million to fix disaster damage around Mackay. The money will be spent at Lambert’s Beach, St Helens Beach, Midge Point Beach and for the Mackay Bluewater Trail and Queens Park. According to the announcement, $4.562 million is being provided to determine best long-term solutions to help prevent […]

  • 5 December 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Port of Mackay’s Southern Breakwater will reopen to vehicles this Friday from 9am, North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation said in its today’s release.  Commenting the latest news, NQBP Chief Executive Officer, Nicolas Fertin, said that he is pleased to report repairs to the Southern Breakwater are complete. “We are happy to be reopening the breakwater […]

  • 17 March 2011

    A plan is proposed to start construction to end erosion along the Vermilion River in August. By Derek Barichello (mywebtimes) [mappress] Source: mywebtimes, March 17, 2011    

  • 29 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    As one of the five identified Priority Port Development Areas in the Queensland Government’s Ports Strategy, the Port of Mackay is required to prepare a 30 Year Port Master Plan. “A critical element in the development of the Master Plan will be consultation with a broad range of stakeholders and we are currently waiting for […]

  • 11 February 2011

    Mackay’s iconic breakwater is likely to be closed for the rest of the year as a safety audit and looming upgrade makes a 2011 reopening … By Melissa Grant (dailymercury) [mappress] Source: dailymercury, February 11, 2011;

  • 16 December 2010

    The Burnaby Lake dredging project cost nearly $5 million more than expected, according to Mayor Derek Corrigan, because of environmental … BY JANAYA FULLER-EVANS (burnabynow) [mappress] Source: burnabynow, December 16, 2010;

  • 6 March 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Port of Mackay Community Reference Group (CRG) held its regular meeting yesterday. The CRG provided an opportunity for North Queensland Bulk Ports (NQBP) to update representatives of the community on developments at the Port and to gain feedback from the community. Tropical Cyclone Dylan caused significant damage to the southern breakwater at the Mackay […]

  • 30 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    Mackay residents and property will be better protected from devastating future floods with the Newman Government announcing funding to help extend the North Mackay levees. Community Recovery and Resilience Minister David Crisafulli said in Mackay today that $342,125 would help Mackay Regional Council upgrade the levee system to provide Q100 flood level protection. “We’re carrying […]

  • 20 December 2011

    The Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence, visited the Port of Halifax recently for a briefing on current Gateway project infrastructure enhancements as well as a tour of port facilities. The Halifax Port Authority partnered with the federal government to invest $130 million in the upgrades ongoing at the South End Container Terminal and […]

  • 1 October 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    A program to monitor and improve the health of North Queensland waterways from the rivers to the Reef was launched in Mackay today. Chief Executive of the Queensland Resources Council (QRC) Michael Roche, who was at the launch, said that the QRC was proud to be a financial contributor to get off the ground the […]

  • 24 March 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Mackay Conservation Group will today commence court proceedings in Brisbane’s Federal Court challenging Environment Minister Greg Hunt’s decision to approve dredging and dumping within the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area. The case will centre on the Federal Government’s decision to approve dredging and dumping for the proposed export coal terminal at Abbot Point, less […]

  • 16 November 2018
    Business & Finance

    The community reference groups (CRGs) were held at the ports of Mackay and Hay Point as part of NQBP’s ongoing commitment to public consultation and engagement. “The CRGs are integral to connecting the ports and the community,” NQBP Chief Executive Officer Nicolas Fertin said. “I was pleased to be on hand with senior NQBP representatives […]

  • 7 August 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Mackay breakwater is set to reopen to the public this month.  North Queensland Bulk Ports Chief Operating Officer Jeff Stewart-Harris said that a public event will be held on Sunday 23 August to celebrate the breakwater reopening. Mr Stewart-Harris added that public access to the breakwater has been restricted owing to repair and upgrade works. This included […]

  • 18 February 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Mackay Breakwater Repair Project is nearing its completion, according to North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation. NQBP contractors are currently sourcing, transporting and repairing armor rock (approximately 66,000 tonnes) on the southern, middle and northern breakwaters. In addition, upgrade works are underway on the southern breakwater (approximately 47,000 tonnes) to extend the design life of the structure and provide a further level […]

  • 3 May 2010

    The Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence, and Member of Parliament for Central Nova, on behalf of the Honourable Gail Shea,… [mappress] Source: benzinga, May 3, 2010;

  • 22 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The cleaning works in Devdorak valley have officially commenced following recent landslide that hit the Dariali Gorge on the border between Russia and Georgia. According to the Georgia’s PM Irakli Gharibashvili, “special vehicles were sent to the disaster area to carry out the elimination of the disaster consequences. They have already constructed a protective dike that […]

  • 22 January 2018
    Business & Finance

    North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation (NQBP) General Manager Engineering and Development, Dr Rochelle Macdonald, said that the contracts for repair works on all three breakwaters at the port are now finalized. “Local Mackay business CJD Investments (NQ) Pty Ltd are the contractors for the Southern Breakwater repair works and we look forward to this important […]

  • 10 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    North Queensland Bulk Ports (NQBP) today announced that damage caused by Tropical Cyclone Dylan unfortunately means the southern breakwater at the Mackay Marina will not reopen to the public by mid-February as originally scheduled. Maintenance work on the breakwater has been ongoing since November during which time the breakwater has been closed to the public. […]

  • 25 November 2013
    Business & Finance

    On Friday, 1 November, a group of six Ambassadors from Latin American countries visited the Port of Hay Point. The visit was part of a wider visit to the Mackay region hosted by Trade & Investment Queensland, an arm of the Queensland Government. The Ambassadors were all impressed by the scale of the Port and […]

  • 3 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    Minister for State Development Dr Anthony Lynham said the Sustainable Ports Development Bill, introduced to Parliament today and the first of its kind in Australia, would boost ongoing development at the key export ports Townsville, Abbot Point, Gladstone, and Mackay Hay Point/Mackay and protect the Great Barrier Reef. “The Palaszczuk Government is delivering on our […]