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  • 8 January 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Gladstone Ports Corporation (GPC) has developed and is administering a Biodiversity Offset Strategy (BOS) to provide for the long-term conservation of threatened and migratory species, including their habitats in the Western Basin area. TAngler bins have recently been deployed at various boat ramps and fishing structures throughout Central Queensland. The initiative forms part of th […]

  • 27 June 2012

    Gladstone Harbour is being dredged in preparation for an expansion to cater for the gas boom, reports theaustralian.com. Environmental expert blames the muddy state of Gladstone Harbour for illness in marine life. In his opinion, dredging caused this situation. “First the dredgaholic Gladstone ports dredge over the limit and due to human and fish illness […]

  • 17 April 2020
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    The shoalbuster Laurie M, owned by Bhagwan Marine, is currently in Gladstone, assisting the backhoe dredger Woomera on the $80 million Clinton Vessel Interaction Project. The project, led by Gladstone Ports Corporation, will widen the waterway by about 100 meters and to further develop port facility area at Fisherman’s Landing. The work is needed to […]

  • 18 November 2009

    The Gladstone Ports Corporation (GPC) proposes to undertake 36 million cubic metres of dredging associated with the deepening and widening of existing channels and swing basins, and the creation of new channels, swing basins and berth pockets in the Western Basin… Source: Port of Gladstone, November 2009

  • 7 March 2011

      Dredging International (Australia) Pty Ltd and Van Oord Australia Pty Ltd have been awarded the Western Basin Main Works Dredging – Parcel 5 contract in the Port of Gladstone, Queensland, Australia. The client of this AUD 260 million. (€ 190 million) contract is the Queensland Gladstone Ports Corporation. The contract was signed on 4th March […]

  • 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 […]

  • 12 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. For the last three decades, the expansion of port facilities and other industries has been planned to maintain a balance of industrial development, […]

  • 4 June 2014
    Business & Finance

    Potential purchasers for the Port of Gladstone need to beware of the significant environmental, financial, legal and international concerns about the environmental disaster that has occurred there, in light of the announcement that the State government intends to privatise the port. The Australian Marine Conservation Society’s Great Barrier Reef Campaign Director, Felicity Wishart, said that […]

  • 2 August 2013

    A final report on sick fish in Gladstone Harbour says flooding – not dredging – was the main cause of the problem, reports gladstoneobserver.com.au. Some scientists, environmentalists and commercial fishermen have blamed suspended dredging sediments for a prolonged disease outbreak affecting seafood, turtles, dugong and other marine life, but Gladstone Ports Corporation and government scientists […]

  • 17 March 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Following a request from the independent panel, the Minister for the Environment Greg Hunt agreed to extend the time frame to conduct the review of the bund wall at the Port of Gladstone. The independent panel’s co-chairs, Anthea Tinney and Dr Andrew Johnson, have advised that the volume of material to be reviewed and the […]

  • 18 February 2013

    The science panel tasked with providing independent and expert advice about the long term management of water quality in Gladstone Harbour has been appointed and is preparing to meet for the first time on 5 March. Minister for Environment and Heritage Protection Andrew Powell said the panel would provide open, transparent, independent peer-reviewed science to […]

  • 28 September 2012

    The controversial mass dredging operations, that independent scientists believe are likely responsible for creating a marine contamination crisis in Gladstone harbour, are now planned to increase with the addition of a new shipping passage in the harbour. “This is some of the worst possible news for local Gladstone fishing communities, who have lost their harbour, […]

  • 2 August 2012

    According to the ABC News, the Gladstone Ports Corporation has dismissed the latest claims of a link between sick fish and harbour dredging. Liz Cunningham, the Member for Gladstone, tabled statements from five local fishermen that she said showed reduced catches and increases in sick fish after dredging of the Gladstone Harbour. The ports corporation’s […]

  • 11 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Gladstone is set to consolidate its position as Queensland’s industrial powerhouse following release of the new Ports Strategy for Queensland. Queensland Resources Council (QRC) Chief Executive Michael Roche said the strategy would inject new confidence into the sector. “The release of the Queensland Government’s Ports Strategy is an environmentally responsible and sustainable approach to future […]

  • 29 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    3 Dead, 2 Missing after Dredger Sinks (China) Three people died and two are still missing after a dredger sank off the coast of south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region on Wednesday night, local authorities said Thursday.   Qatar: Doha Newport Project Moves Ahead The number of wharf concrete-blocks installed in Qatar Doha Newport Project […]

  • 3 May 2012

    The Department of Environment and Heritage Protection (EHP) has amended the allowable level of turbidity in two out of six sites in Gladstone Harbour following an application by Gladstone Ports Corporation’s (GPC). EHP’s Environmental Services Gladstone Regional Manager Don Arnold said the decision to amend turbidity levels, which regulate dredging activity, had been based on […]

  • 30 September 2011

    One of the dredgers in Gladstone Harbour has halted operation until Monday, due to concerns over turbidity in the harbour…   (gladstoneobserver) [mappress] Source: gladstoneobserver, September 30, 2011;

  • 23 January 2020
    Business & Finance

    Hall Contracting Pty Ltd has been engaged to undertake dredging and land reclamation works at Gladstone Harbor as part of the Clinton Vessel Interaction Project. “Our team will use backhoe dredge Woomera to widen the channel, creating safer conditions for vessels,” the company said in their latest release. The $80 million Clinton Vessel Interaction Project […]

  • 15 November 2019
    Business & Finance

     The trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) Brisbane is in the Port of Gladstone area, getting ready to begin a maintenance dredging program, the Gladstone Ports Corporation (GPC) announced today.  GPC undertakes maintenance dredging to remove the build-up of sediment in navigational areas so that they can maintain depth in the shipping channels and ensure […]

  • 5 January 2012

    In a letter to all Federal parliamentarians and Queensland state parliamentarians, GPC chairman Ian Brusasco has sought to clarify the status of its Western Basin Dredging and Disposal Project. CEO Leo Zussino said the letter outlined that the dredging site is inside Gladstone harbour and is more than 40km away from the start of the […]

  • 7 August 2017
    Business & Finance

    Shoreline erosion will be mitigated at Wild Cattle Creek, Tannum Sands, with management works to begin Tuesday, August 8, reports Gladstone Regional Council. Gladstone Region Mayor Matt Burnett said that contractors would undertake a sandpush to re-profile the shoreline and repair the existing vertical drop. “The method, which involves the transfer of built-up sand, will be […]

  • 30 January 2012

    Shine Lawyers will this morning lodge legal proceedings against the State Government arguing the Gladstone Ports Corporation has failed to comply with conditions set by the State Government, and must now provide financial compensation to the Gladstone fishing industry. In a first for Queensland the proceedings will seek declarations the Queensland Government and Gladstone Ports […]

  • 20 January 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society calls on the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority to refuse to issue a permit for dumping 3 million cubic metres of dredge spoil in the Reef’s waters until after the findings of an independent inquiry into the Gladstone Harbour dredge project. The terms of reference for the inquiry into […]

  • 2 February 2016
    Business & Finance

    Queenslanders will have a hand in shaping the future of the state’s priority bulk commodity ports and protecting the Great Barrier Reef. State Development Minister, Dr Anthony Lynham, announced at Gladstone’s Community Cabinet today that the draft guideline for priority port master planning was now open for public comment. “The release of the draft guideline […]

  • 20 August 2012

    Fish sampling conducted in June and July has found fish health in Gladstone waters is continuing to improve, even in the tougher conditions of winter. Fisheries Queensland has released its latest survey report, which found fish to be in overall good health within Gladstone, including the harbour and spoil grounds. Fisheries Queensland biologist Dr Stephen […]