Search results for: Geelong

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  • 19 June 2014
    Business & Finance

    Dredging works have begun on the Barwon River which will allow the City of Greater Geelong to continue to deliver major events such as the Head of the Schoolgirls rowing regatta. The Head of the Schoolgirls rowing regatta is one Geelong’s most celebrated sporting events attracting more than 10,000 spectators with 1,200 athletes. City of […]

  • 28 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Port of Geelong dredging program is expected to commence in March 2014, reports abc.net.au. The tender process will begin during the next month, and the Victorian Government plans to invest $5 million in this cleanup project. “The Port of Geelong has a very strong future. It’s a job creator. It’s an important part of […]

  • 18 September 2012

    New figures released today by Minister for Ports Denis Napthine show another record year of trade at the Port of Geelong with the Port handling a total throughput of 16 million tonnes in the 2011-12 financial year. Dr Napthine was in Geelong this morning today to launch the Victorian Regional Channels Authority (VRCA) Economic Impact […]

  • 21 October 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The channel safety dredging program for the largest regional port in Victoria, the Geelong Dredging Project 2014 has been finished, according to the Victorian Regional Channels Authority (VRCA). Dredging was conducted in the vicinity of No 4 Corio Quay North in an area off the corner of the Hopetoun and City Channels commonly referred to […]

  • 31 August 2015
    Business & Finance

    Over the next few months, the Victorian Regional Channels Authority will carry out maintenance and improvements of the shipping lanes in Corio Bay. The works, worth approx $9 million, are scheduled for a September 8 start. The “Geelong Dredging Program 2015″ will ensure that the Port of Geelong, Victoria’s premier bulk cargo port, keeps its competitive […]

  • 21 February 2014

    Officials announced that the Port of Geelong dredging contract, worth $6 million, has been awarded to New Zealand-based Heron Construction Company. The contract has been awarded for the multi-million dollar channel-widening work in Corio Bay as part of an ongoing push to improve safety, capacity and efficiency in the shipping lanes for the Port of […]

  • 29 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Minister for Ports David Hodgett has welcomed the Opposition’s agreement for Shadow Minister for Ports Natalie Hutchins to face him in a debate on opposing ports policies. “After more than a month of resistance from the Opposition Leader’s Office, we have an agreement where Ms Hutchins is prepared to stand up in front of the […]

  • 13 May 2015
    Business & Finance

    Victoria is planning to invest approx. $10 million in channel dredging works at Geelong port, according to the 2015/16 State budget. Victorian Regional Channels Authority (VRCA) chief executive officer Captain Peter McGovern confirmed this, saying to Lloyd’s List Australia that the funding will go towards deepening and widening a shallow patch near Lascelles Wharf’ The $9.8 […]

  • 8 January 2020
    Business & Finance

    Victorian Regional Channels Authority (VRCA) is currently conducting ‘bed-leveling’ operations in selected areas of the channels, berths and approaches of the Port of Geelong, located on the shores of Corio Bay at Geelong, Victoria.  The bed leveling exercise is designed to re-distribute sediment to deeper parts of the channel. The project stared earlier this week, […]

  • 3 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    Captain Peter McGovern of the Victorian Regional Channels Authority (VRCA) announced today that the VRCA is adopting exciting new technology that will allow larger ships with more cargo to access the Geelong Port. Melbourne-based OMC International (OMC) developed the Dynamic Under Keel Clearance (DUKC®) system that allows ships to safely navigate channels carrying more cargo than is possible […]

  • 13 March 2012

    Acting Mayor Cameron Granger believes that there is the need for the council to take the lead in creating opportunities for the port over the next 50 years, reports Geelong Advertiser. “The port is the future of economic growth in Geelong,” he said. He calls for the council to initiate talks with key stakeholders what […]

  • 8 June 2010

    Dredging will take place at the Portarlington harbour from next Tuesday to improve boating safety.   [mappress] Source: geelong advertiser,June 8, 2010;

  • 20 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Minister for Ports David Hodgett today called on Shadow Ports Minister Natalie Hutchins to face him in a debate on the Coalition Government and the Labor Opposition’s opposing policies for Victoria’s second container port. The Coalition Government has already commenced planning works for a second container port at Hastings with funding of $110 million in […]

  • 25 October 2012

    Minister for Ports Denis Napthine, today announced the appointment of Peter Dorling to the Board of the Victorian Regional Channels Authority (VRCA). Dr Napthine said Mr Dorling will join current Chair Ken Jarvis and Deputy Chair Merran Kelsall, and will be a valuable asset for the VRCA as it continues its task of managing Victoria’s […]

  • 8 December 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Channel Safety Dredging Program in Geelong is near completion with the next phase scheduled to start today, December 8th, in the vicinity of the Corio Bay City Bend. This phase involves reinstalling four beacons which have been refurbished. The new positions of the beacons mark the wider City Bend. Four large 3 meter diameter steel buoys with top marks […]

  • 31 August 2011

    Port of Geelong has recorded a massive increase in trade, with the drought-breaking bumper grain harvest leading the charge… By Cameron Best (geelongadvertiser) [mappress] Source: geelongadvertiser, August 31, 2011;

  • 7 December 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Balmoral Quay development project located in Corio Bay, Geelong, is near completion, reported today AW Maritime Pty Ltd.  According to the announcement, the quay development nears completion with an extension to the Rippleside stormwater outfall drain recently completed along with significant beach renourishment works to the Balmoral beach. The Balmoral Quay is luxury development consisting of […]

  • 17 September 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Andrews Labor Government is calling for tenders to deliver a major component of the $15 million Portarlington Safe Harbor development. Member for Bellarine and Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Water, Lisa Neville, said that the next stage of the development would include the construction of two rock breakwaters, a new finger jetty, pier […]

  • 5 January 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Water, Lisa Neville, has announced $4.8 million to protect Port Phillip Bay’s beaches and foreshores from erosion, and increase the amount of open beach space available to the public. The program aims to provide effective protection of the coastal foreshores and improve the public amenity of Port Phillip […]

  • 25 May 2016
    Business & Finance

    AW Maritime has just released an update on the Portarlington Safe Harbor Redevelopment Project. The company is currently assisting Parks Victoria during the construction of the Portarlington scheme, having completed the detailed design of all maritime aspects of the development including breakwaters and marine structures. Current works involve the construction of rock breakwaters to the east and […]

  • 26 October 2015
    Business & Finance

    As part of a future Corio Bay Channels Upgrade Project, investigative works in the vicinity of No 1 and No 2 Beacons in the Wilson Spit Channel will be conducted between October 28 and November 9, 2015. These works will be undertaken by the Heron Construction’s backhoe dredger Machiavelli, the Victorian Regional Channels Authority said. The Machiavelli, with […]

  • 2 November 2018
    Business & Finance

    A $12-million funding boost to redevelop the Apollo Bay Harbor Precinct is set to enable Colac Otway Shire Council of Victoria, Australia, to deliver stage one of the project, benefiting commercial operations and tourism opportunities. Colac Otway Shire Mayor, Joe McCracken, said that the council had been strongly advocating for funding for the harbor, as […]

  • 18 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    Minister for Planning Matthew Guy has given approval for the expansion of one of the most exciting redevelopments in Melbourne’s west by announcing extensions to the Wyndham Harbour project. Planning Scheme Amendment C156 will allow Wyndham Harbour to grow to a community of almost 1,400 residents. Mr Guy’s approval will also assist in fast tracking […]

  • 11 April 2012

      Abigroup has been awarded Contractor of the Year at the prestigious International Erosion Control Association’s (IECA) annual awards event held in Las Vegas. In addition Abigroup’s Banora Point Upgrade Alliance (BPUA) has won the Environmental Achievement Award at the same event. The Contractor of the Year Award recognises those contractors who demonstrate excellence in […]

  • 12 November 2013
    Business & Finance

    A new consistent planning zone for Victoria’s major ports has been approved, in a move that will secure the future growth of the freight sector and its contribution to the State’s economy. Planning Minister Matthew Guy said the zone and streamlined planning controls will create an effective buffer between port operations and uses in adjoining […]

  • 19 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Victoria’s commercial ports have performed strongly over the past year, posting solid figures in import and export trade. Minister for Ports David Hodgett welcomed the annual reports tabled in Parliament yesterday and said the figures reinforced the strategic value of Victoria’s commercial ports. “Victoria has an incredibly strong ports sector which can be seen in the […]