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  • 16 March 2012

    More than 90 students from around the Gladstone region experienced industry developments first hand in the Gladstone harbour today. As part of Gladstone Ports Corporation’s Western Basin Dredging and Development Project, students from Gladstone State High School, Gladstone Central State School, Ubobo State School and Nagoorin State School, toured the harbour and travelled past RG […]

  • 29 May 2012

    “The dredging will be needed as part of the plans for Port Alma in central Queensland,” the Gladstone Ports Corporation (GPC) said. The GPC is yet to release its 50-year master plan for the site where other coal terminals are set to be built, according to the ABC News. It is undertaking a large dredging […]

  • 5 June 2012

    A poll covering the entire East Coast of Australia asking people if they support dredging the Gladstone harbour for industry development has received an overwhelming yes. The poll conducted by Newspoll Market Research surveyed 17,311 people asking if they are aware and if they support Gladstone Ports Corporation (GPC) Western Basin Dredging and Disposal Project […]

  • 6 June 2012

    The Premier’s dissatisfaction with Gladstone Ports Corporation is welcome after past breaches of Gladstone Harbour’s turbidity limits were largely ignored, but it must trigger real change to the dredging operation in the Harbour if it is to be anything more than another opportunity to install the party faithful at the top of a government-owned corporation. […]

  • 26 January 2012

    The Queensland Greens say that it is time that Department of Environment and Resource Management (DERM) took legal action against the Gladstone Ports Corporation [GPC]. “They deserve to be fined,” Queensland Greens state spokesperson Libby Connors said. “They only resumed dredging on 19 January and within 4 days the turbidity was above their licensed level. […]

  • 8 May 2012

    Gladstone Central State School Students learnt about the science behind the Gladstone Ports Corporation (GPC) Western Basin Dredging and Disposal Project in the Gladstone harbour last week. As part of the Western Basin Dredging and Disposal Project (WBDDP) schools program, year six and seven students were taught about water turbidity and metals and what it […]

  • 15 March 2012

    Marking the last day of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee visit to Australia protesters descended on Gladstone Harbour and stopped dredging. Mark (Potts) Driscoll chained himself to the harbour dredge Razende Bol and Rotterdam boat, shutting down the controversial development of the Coal Seam Gas LNG port facility on Curtis Island in Gladstone Queensland. Potts […]

  • 19 June 2012

    Commercial fishermen raise concerns about the impacts of industry. The James Cook University study says that Gladstone dredging sediment is drifting up to 35 kilometres out to sea, reports abc.net. Gladstone Ports Corporation has previously said floods are the cause of sick fish. Commercial fishermen hope that the ports corporation takes notice, but the ports […]

  • 17 November 2011

    Gladstone’s main long-term water quality monitoring panel released a much anticipated report yesterday…   By David Sparkes (gladstoneobserver) [mappress] Source: gladstoneobserver, November 17, 2011;

  • 12 January 2018
    Business & Finance

    Gladstone Ports Corporation (GPC) has awarded the tender for works at the Boyne River, aimed to restore a safe passage and navigable channel for boaties. Local company East Coast Maritime has been appointed to undertake the works, with activity at the river mouth to begin by mid-February, GPC said in their release. “Material will be […]

  • 10 August 2011

    Van Oord Australia Pty Ltd and Dredging International (Australia) Pty Ltd have been awarded a third contract for the Western Basin Main Works Dredging at the Port of Gladstone. This third contract signed with the Gladstone Ports Corporation on 15 July 2011 represents a value of EUR 90 million (AUD 120 million) and involves the […]

  • 8 June 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Public consultations start this week on an initiative that will drive economic development in and around Gladstone’s port and protect the Great Barrier Reef.  State Development Minister Anthony Lynham today announced public consultation on a proposed boundary for a master planned area for the Port of Gladstone – a key element in the joint Commonwealth-State […]

  • 4 January 2012

    Gladstone Ports Corporation blames toxic turbidity in World Heritage Area on spring tide loophole. The Queensland Greens have called on the Department of Environment and Resource Management to amend Gladstone Ports Corporation environmental licence conditions so that it excludes the natural variation clause and high turbidity is appropriately managed when turbidity levels are exceeded.  “Turbidity […]

  • 31 January 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Coalition Government is boosting support for the Great Barrier Reef with the announcement of $1 million funding for the Gladstone Healthy Harbour Partnership (GHHP). The Gladstone Healthy Harbour Partnership is a forum to bring together parties to work towards the highest environmental standards for Gladstone Harbour. “We are working with the Queensland Government on […]

  • 14 May 2012

    A further discarding of two tonnes of diseased Gladstone fish by the Brisbane Raptis Fish Market confirms that the government is on the wrong course in its management of Gladstone Harbour. The local Gladstone fish market has been warning of the ongoing problems in the harbour for a year now. It discarded 600 tonnes of […]

  • 19 May 2020
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    Saibai, one of Hall Contracting’s cutter suction dredges, has recently joined Woomera in Gladstone where she is tasked with undertaking essential maintenance dredging and replacing piles in the Gladstone Marina. The dredgers will remove sediment build-up and enable vessels to continue to navigate the marina safely, said Hall in their latest announcement. The project, led […]

  • 19 January 2018
    Business & Finance

    Following a significant rainfall in Bundaberg during October and November 2017, Gladstone Ports Corporation (GPC) is currently undertaking shipping channel restoration works at the Port of Bundaberg. The subsequent build-up of sediment in the port’s main shipping berth and the inner reach of the shipping channel has severely hindered the berthing and movement of commercial […]

  • 12 January 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Brazil: LUSCHI Acquires Hopper Dredger LUSCHI has announced that it has added a 2,000 m³ hopper dredger “LUSCHI IX” to its fleet.   DP World Highlights for 2013 2013 was a remarkable year for global marine terminal operator DP World.   AMCS Welcomes Inquiry Into Gladstone Disaster (Australia) The Australian Marine Conservation Society has welcomed […]

  • 20 December 2012

    After the Gladstone Ports Corporation (GPC) has released details of a compensation package to commercial fishers affected by loss of access to commercial fishing grounds in certain parts of Catch Sites 12, 13, 17 and 18 in the Gladstone harbor, the Queensland Seafood Industry Association said that this compensation is far from adequate. QSIA chairman […]

  • 8 January 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society has welcomed the announcement of an inquiry into the leaking bund wall in Gladstone and said no further port development approvals should be allowed on the Reef until the truth about Gladstone is fully understood. Felicity Wishart, the Great Barrier Reef campaign director, said there had clearly been problems associated […]

  • 22 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    On Wednesday 25 September, the Western Basin Dredging and Disposal Project (WBDDP) is inviting Gladstone locals to the final WBDDP community update BBQ to ask questions about dredging in the Gladstone harbour. Western Basin Dredging and Disposal Project Leader Peter O’Sullivan who will be at the BBQ said this BBQ update gives the chance for […]

  • 2 February 2011

    The Gladstone Port iis operating as normal, despite category five Cyclone Yasi bearing down on the coast. Gladstoner Port’s Corporation CEO… (gladstoneobserver) [mappress] Source: gladstoneobserver, February 2, 2011;

  • 28 March 2012

    Environmental crusader and Shine Lawyers ambassador Erin Brockovich has pushed the incoming Queensland Liberal-National Government to act to protect jobs and the environment when it comes to development affecting the Great Barrier Reef. Shine Lawyers’ case against the Gladstone Ports Corporation seeks to recognise the failure of the former Queensland Government and Gladstone Ports Corporation […]

  • 13 December 2011

    Commercial fishermen seeking compensation for Gladstone’s dredging project are now represented by not one but two law firms…   (gladstoneobserver) [mappress] Source: gladstoneobserver, December 13, 2011; Image: westernbasinportdevelopment

  • 3 August 2012

    Gladstone Harbour is being dredged in preparation for an expansion to cater for the gas boom. But, environmentalists say that “Gladstone Harbour has been more turbid, or muddy, than allowed for 12 days out of the past 30, but has a free pass to flout the rules.” According to couriermail.com, Environmental expert Dr Andrew Jeremijenko […]

  • 11 January 2012

    Gladstone Ports Corporation (GPC) has welcomed the release of the report from the Independent Scientific Panel, chaired by Dr Ian Poiner. CEO Leo Zussino said he welcomed comments by the chair of the scientific panel Dr Ian Poiner that they could not find fault with the water quality monitoring programmes undertaken by GPC, DERM, and […]