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  • 3 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society has called on the Rudd Government to reject the Business Council’s call for cutting more regulation on major projects – a decision that could hasten the destruction of the Great Barrier Reef from rapid industrial development. Felicity Wishart, Great Barrier Reef campaign director for AMCS, said Queenslanders were already reeling […]

  • 12 April 2012

    Queensland Deputy Premier Jeff Seeney’s comments today on removing Gladstone Harbour from the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area show the LNP is prepared to sacrifice the Reef for mining profits, and put the spotlight on whether the federal government will remain complicit. “Mr Seeney’s comments are an admission that mass dredging is an environmental […]

  • 8 May 2012

    According to The Observer, the Al Mahaar Dredger operations were reduced on Saturday and stopped completely at 5.55pm the next day. In a media release Gladstone Ports Corporation said as with most spring and king tides the natural turbidity increases were expected and as part of an adaptive approach to carry out the Western Basin […]

  • 17 May 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    A new dredge called the Athena arrived in Gladstone yesterday to continue project works for the Western Basin Dredging and Disposal Project (WBDDP). It is expected to remain on the project until July 2013. The Castor, a cutter suction dredge, finished works on the WBDDP last week and is currently demobilising to leave the Western […]

  • 10 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has today welcomed the decision by the Australian Labor Party to ban the dumping of dredge spoil in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area. Felicity Wishart, the AMCS Great Barrier Reef campaign director, said that today’s policy announcement is a welcome acknowledgment that the World Heritage Great Barrier […]

  • 3 March 2014

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has accused the Queensland government of running a misinformation campaign called “Reef Facts” to cover up the damage its decisions will cause to the Great Barrier Reef, and says recent FOI documents prove it. “The Queensland government’s campaign “Reef Facts” has been launched to cover up the fact that […]

  • 4 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    Gladstone Ports Corporation (GPC) has just announced that they will apply to the State and Federal Governments for approval to widen the Clinton Channel by about 100 meters. As a result of the development of the Wiggins Island Coal Terminal there is increased Cape size vessel traffic passing the RG Tanna wharf facility, GPC said. […]

  • 19 February 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has called on state and federal governments to stop quarrelling over the duelling scientific reviews of the impact of Gladstone Harbour and recognise what’s at stake. Felicity Wishart, the Great Barrier Reef campaign director, said that if the Queensland and Australian Governments needed to stop quibbling and recognise that […]

  • 3 November 2011

    A senior scientist has attacked the credibility of a State Environment Department report that defends disease-carrying…  (couriermail) [mappress] Source: couriermail, November 3, 2011;

  • 24 August 2012
    Business & Finance

    The Western Basin Dredging and Disposal Project (WBDDP) reached a major milestone this week with 8 million cubic metres of material now dredged out of the Gladstone harbour which is just over 30% of the total 26 million cubic metres. The backhoe dredging works for this project are now complete. All berth pockets are dredged […]

  • 13 July 2016
    Business & Finance

    Planning is underway for Gladstone Ports Corporation’s (GPC) Clinton Vessel Interaction Project, which will investigate improvements to the safe passage of vessels through the Clinton Channel in front of GPC’s RG Tanna Coal Terminal wharf. As a result of increased vessel traffic from Wiggins Island Coal Terminal (WICT), and in particular an increase in the […]

  • 15 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society and Turtle Island Restoration Network program director Teri Shore have warned the massive port projects and other industrial activity planned for the Great Barrier Reef will push globally significant species of turtles closer to the brink of extinction. The industrialisation of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area will destroy […]

  • 11 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    Gladstone Ports Corporation Limited (GPC) is lodging a complaint with the Australian Press Council against The Australian newspaper for misleading and false allegations. The Australian newspaper on the 16th, 18,h and 25th of February 2013 published four articles claiming GPC had committed a number of breaches of conditions in its conduct of the Western Basin […]

  • 7 March 2012

    First results of water quality samples taken from Gladstone Harbour have found no detectable levels of cyanide. The Department of Environment and Resource Management’s Director-General Jim Reeves said the water quality tests had been taken from the area in the harbour near the plant’s release diffuser and potential stormwater runoff areas. “Cyanide was not detected […]

  • 16 July 2020
    Equipment, Vessels

    Two Australian companies – Hall Contracting and Atlas Heavy Engineering – have recently banded together to build one of the toughest marine digging buckets in the country. The custom backhoe bucket has been purpose designed for excavating hard rock. Hall Contracting CEO Cameron Hall said that the company had been eager to engage an Australian […]

  • 21 January 2014
    Business & Finance

    Global energy giant Shell’s rethink of a planned fourth LNG plant at Curtis Island makes it the latest organisation to acknowledge projects contributing to the destruction of the Great Barrier Reef are a bad investment, according to the Australian Marine Conservation Society. AMCS Great Barrier Reef campaign director Felicity Wishart said a changing global marketplace […]

  • 11 January 2012

    Turbidity levels in the Western Basin of Gladstone harbour have been increasing in recent days. Water quality monitoring systems have recorded levels at QE4 (at the northern end of the bund wall) above the limits set out in the project approvals. This has meant a temporary suspension of cutter suction dredging has been put in […]

  • 29 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society has rejected Ports Australia’s report into dredging and dumping at state owned ports along the Great Barrier Reef as self-interested. Felicity Wishart, AMCS Great Barrier Reef campaign director, said that the Ports Australia report appeared to have been produced to try to counter overwhelming public criticism of the environmental impacts […]

  • 5 June 2012

    The Al Mahaar Cutter Suction Dredge (CSD) operations ceased late on Thursday 31 May due to maintenance issues. With a massive Spring tide, operations did not recommence over the weekend and the Al Mahaar remains out of operation. A very large tidal range is expected in the harbour with highs up to 4.59m and lows […]

  • 9 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Federal Minister for the Environment Greg Hunt MP released the independent review into the leaking bund wall incidents at the Port of Gladstone. The relevant findings will be used to inform the assessment of future developments with reclamation areas in coastal environments. These findings include: – Aspects of the design and construction of the bund […]

  • 15 November 2013
    Business & Finance

    Over the past two weeks, several creative articles have claimed that Gladstone Ports Corporation has withheld information from Government departments, or has breached law by not including research reports in the Environmental Impact Study (EIS) for the Western Basin Dredging and Disposal Project. GPC has collated this fact sheet to provide the Gladstone community with […]

  • 25 July 2012

    Queensland’s Deputy Premier Jeff Seeney welcomed the chance to engage with conservation groups at the Ministerial Environmental Roundtable this morning. Mr Seeney addressed the group before taking part in a question and answer session with representatives from a range of interest groups including the Queensland Conservation Council, Sunshine Coast Environment Council, National Parks Association and […]

  • 3 March 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Queensland’s minerals and energy sector has applauded yesterday’s announcement of a major state government campaign to promote the facts surrounding management and protection of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. “It is literally the time for a line to be drawn in the sand,” said Queensland Resources Council Chief Executive Michael Roche. “Queensland’s reputation is […]

  • 30 March 2012

      According to The Observer, two new dredges will be arriving in Gladstone later this month. The first dredge was scheduled to arrive in the harbour on April 11 and will be replacing the backhoe dredge Simson that has been out of operation since Christmas Day last year. The Hippopotes is a medium size backhoe […]

  • 22 October 2015
    Business & Finance

    Due to the consequent increase in the number of cape size vessels passing Gladstone Ports Corporation’s (GPC) RG Tanna Coal Terminal wharf, there is a need to deepen the existing Clinton Bypass Channel in this area. GPC Chief Executive Officer, Craig Doyle, said that the project would be undertaken for safety reasons, to protect vessels […]

  • 22 October 2010

    Tony Burke, Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities, has approved, with strict environmental conditions… (environment) [mappress] Source: environment, October 22, 2010;