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  • 12 December 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Palaszczuk Government is providing Gladstone Regional Council with an initial grant of $47,000 for the Gladstone Regional Council to develop a Coastal Hazard Adaptation Strategy (CHAS). Member for Gladstone, Glenn Butcher, said that the money is part of the Palaszczuk Government’s $12 million QCoast2100program. “The program helps communities understand and prepare for coastal erosion […]

  • 2 October 2012

    Ken O’Dowd, a Federal Member for Flynn, yesterday hosted Shadow Environment Minister Greg Hunt on an aerial tour of Gladstone Harbour. According to O’Dowd, the health of Gladstone Harbour appears to be improving. “I believe it’s not as good as we would like it to be, but I think there are signs there now that […]

  • 30 August 2012

    The Gladstone fishing industry will continue its battle to be compensated for the effects of dredging and development in the local harbour. Earlier this year, the State Government-owned Gladstone Ports Corporation applied to have the fishers’ action dismissed. In a judgment handed down this morning, Judge David Searles found the case would not be able […]

  • 19 September 2013

    The Western Basin Dredging & Disposal Project has completed the current dredging works for this phase of the project.| The two cutter suction dredgers working in the Gladstone Harbour are currently preparing to demobilise from the works. The Athena will depart Gladstone on 4 October, while the Al Mahaar is scheduled to depart on a […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 25 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    The report on the Gladstone harbour development is in its final stages but has been delayed. But local journalist John Mikkelsen reports the delay was not politically motivated. Gladstone’s controversial harbour development and dredging projects were again high on the agenda at two important national conferences this month, but the release of a federal government […]

  • 30 January 2014

    The Australian Greens are concerned that the Abbott Government’s Gladstone Harbour inquiry will turn into a political witch hunt, following the terms of reference announcement today. “The Abbott Government’s inquiry seems to focus only on the bund wall and doesn’t appear to have investigative powers,” Senator Larissa Waters, Australian Greens environment spokesperson, said. “Rather than […]

  • 21 June 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Gladstone Ports Corporation has released the Curtis Coast Coastal and Marine Resource Inventory Report 2012 which demonstrates that the environmental impact of two decades of extensive development In the Port of Gladstone has been minor. The report compares the flora and fauna of the Curtis Coast in 2011-12 with that contained in a baseline […]

  • 24 November 2011

    The Gladstone Ports Corporation has fired back at fishermen complaining about diseased fish in its harbour, saying it’s part of a campaign… By Brian Williams (couriermail) [mappress] Source: couriermail, November 24, 2011; Image: westernbasinportdevelopment

  • 30 November 2011

    Gladstone Ports Corporation CEO Leo Zussino welcomed the opportunity to meet and speak with the protestors in Gladstone. Mr Zussino met with representatives of the protest action yesterday to discuss the Western Basin Dredging and Disposal Project.  “The right to protest and free speech is important, and GPC is willing to listen to the views […]

  • 19 December 2019
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    As part of Gladstone Ports Corporation (GPC) annual maintenance dredging campaign, the trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) Brisbane was recently in the Port of Gladstone. Visiting the area from November 14 to December 18, the dredger maintained approximately 50 km of channels and berths, which are required to keep ships moving safely in and out […]

  • 11 June 2012

    The Queensland Seafood Industry Association (QSIA) has welcomed the UNESCO report warning about the environmental concerns related to port development in Gladstone Harbour, reports farmonline.com. QSIA president Geoff Tilton said: “Right now, fishermen are still catching fish and crabs with unexplained disease that makes them unsaleable. Fishermen are still seeing other marine life being affected […]

  • 16 April 2013
    Business & Finance

    The next step of the independent review into the Port of Gladstone is now underway, but one of the biggest critics of harbour development has already ruled out accepting the result. The review panel, which was formed by the Federal Government at the request of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, is considering submissions looking at […]

  • 1 August 2013
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Gladstone residents are being urged to take a last look at the East Shores waterfront this weekend before it receives a major facelift. Construction of the $45 million Gladstone Coal Exporter’s Maritime Precinct started on Monday, July 29. The major community project, which is being delivered by Wiggins Island Coal Export Terminal (WICET) and Gladstone Ports Corporation (GPC) […]

  • 14 January 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Australian Greens will move to establish a Senate Inquiry into the Gladstone Harbour environmental disaster when federal Parliament next sits in February. “With more revelations about toxic leaks from the bund wall and the impacts of dredging on water quality being exposed, now more than ever, we need an independent inquiry into the Gladstone […]

  • 16 December 2009

    The construction of the $4 billion Wiggins Island Coal Export Terminal (WICET) at Gladstone has moved a step closer to becoming a reality, with the Queensland Government signing a mandate that gives the green light to the project… Source: The Courier Mail, December 15, 2009

  • 31 May 2012

    “Do tides influence turbidity?” was just one question students from Gladstone High School asked this week to Western Basin Dredging and Disposal Project (WBDDP) environmental scientist Dr Daniel Spooner. Dr Spooner’s visit to the school is part of Gladstone Ports Corporation WBDDP schools program where students are taught about water turbidity and metals and what […]

  • 11 May 2012

    GLADSTONE Ports Corporation’s Western Basin Dredging and Disposal Project (WBDDP) held a community information stall at the Calliope Markets last Sunday. The WBDDP stall had information about environmental conditions, water quality, seagrass and dredging in the Gladstone harbour. Gladstone Ports Corporation’s (GPC) media advisor Lee McIvor said the information stall was set-up for local people […]

  • 13 April 2012

      The public is invited to have its say on the environmental impact statement (EIS) for the proposed multi-billion dollar Arrow liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant in Gladstone. Arrow CSG (Australia) Pty Ltd is proposing to build a 300-hectare LNG facility on Curtis Island, in the Port of Gladstone. Deputy Premier and Minister for State […]

  • 30 January 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Abbott Government has announced an independent review of how two leaking incidents occurred in the protective wall of Gladstone Harbour. “”It is clear that there has been a failure in the bund wall at the Port of Gladstone. An Independent Review of the Port of Gladstone was commissioned by the Australian Government in February […]

  • 3 July 2012

      The first 100 days of Campbell Newman’s Premiership have been a disaster for Queensland’s future according to the Queensland Greens. On the 100th day of taking over responsibility for governing the State and all its features and assests, Premier Newman’s success on the big issues can be judged as turbidity levels rise again in […]

  • 4 April 2012

    Initial studies in Port Curtis indicate internationally significant numbers of migratory shorebirds in the Gladstone region. In a first for the Capricorn Coast, detailed monitoring of migratory shorebirds from Port Curtis to Port Alma has been conducted with initial studies indicating a healthy ecosystem with a number of “high priority” sites. “We have found some […]

  • 22 January 2020
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Almost 40 local jobs will be created to support a major channel widening and land reclamation project in Gladstone Harbor this year. The $80 million Clinton Vessel Interaction Project being led by Gladstone Ports Corporation will widen the Clinton Channel by about 100 meters and to further develop port facility area at Fisherman’s Landing. The […]

  • 19 January 2012

    Gladstone Ports Corporation (GPC) has resumed normal dredging operations in the Western Basin after receiving notification from the Queensland Department of Environment and Resource Management (DERM). The temporary suspension of cutter suction dredging was put in place on the 9th January following high recordings of turbidity in the Gladstone harbour. The suspension was lifted around […]

  • 22 December 2019
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    Dredging Today brings you an overview of the most popular stories from the past week (December 16 – 22, 2018).   Jan De Nul Completes Liepaja Port Dredging Jan De Nul Group has successfully completed the capital dredging works for the improvement of Liepaja Port in Latvia.   Van Oord Wins Eforie Coastal Protection Contract […]