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  • 20 June 2016
    Business & Finance

    Member for Bass, Andrew Nikolic, has announced that a re-elected Turnbull Government would provide $250,000 to extend Launceston’s system of flood levees to Newstead. The Turnbull Government’s $250,000 commitment will be matched by Launceston City Council, for a total investment of $500,000. “When Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull visited Launceston to inspect flood damage two weeks […]

  • 25 May 2011

    Launceston Flood Authority chiefs present new information on how the Tamar River works and what will be a controversial view for many on the… BY ALISON ANDREWS (examiner) [mappress] Source: examiner, May 25, 2011;

  • 11 February 2010

    THE State Opposition has announced a $21 million funding package to protect Launceston from future flood threats and clean up the ailing Tamar River. [mappress] Source:examiner,February 11,2010;

  • 18 February 2020
    Business & Finance

    The Tamar River dredging program at Kings Wharf Launceston is nearing its completion, the Marine & Safety Tasmania said in their latest announcement. According to the project update, dredging operations are taking place on the eastern side of the Tamar River adjacent to Kings Wharf. ”Associated pipework will be secured on the eastern edge of […]

  • 26 May 2016
    Business & Finance

    A re-elected Turnbull Government will invest $1.5 million for the Tamar River Recovery Plan Stage 2 under ‘the Improving Your Local Parks and Environment Program’. This builds on the work completed under the Federal Government’s last contribution of $2.5 million for Stage 1. “This funding will ensure that the vital work already completed in Stage […]

  • 10 August 2015
    Business & Finance

    At an extraordinary meeting on Monday, August 3, 2015, Grey District Council, after an in-depth consideration of all its options, resolved to purchase a Launceston dredger from Tasmania, Australia. “The dredger has been fully inspected on behalf of the Council and found to be in very good condition and ideal for our purposes,” they stated. […]

  • 6 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Kings Wharf Launceston dredging scheme on the Tamar River has officially started. The completion of this dredging program is scheduled for Tuesday, 31 March 20015, according to the Marine and Safety Tasmania. Dredging operations will take place on the eastern side of the Tamar River adjacent to Kings Wharf. The dredge ‘Mili Mili’ and associated pipework will […]

  • 5 July 2012

    According to, dredging is back on the Launceston Flood Authority’s radar. New authority chairman Alan Birchmore, who comes with a background in port dredging, said it had a role to play in managing the Tamar River which is annually choked with 60 per cent more silt than in pre-European settlement days. The Examiner reports […]

  • 28 January 2011

    Questions have been raised over whether environmental permits for Tamar River dredging have been required in the past. Launceston Flood … BY ALISON ANDREWS (examiner) [mappress] Source: examiner, January 28, 2011;

  • 21 January 2011

    State government and Launceston Flood Authority personnel have identified ways this week to short cut the Tamar dredging permit procedure… BY ALISON ANDREWS (examiner) [mappress] Source: examiner, January 21, 2011;

  • 9 December 2010

    Dredging to reduce silt in the Tamar estuary will not start until at least June because more permits are needed. Launceston Flood Authority… (examiner) [mappress] Source: examiner, December 9, 2010;

  • 2 September 2010

    It will be at least another six weeks before Launceston sees the promised state government money for silt dredging in the Tamar…   By Alison Andrews (examiner) [mappress] Source: examiner, September 3, 2010;

  • 24 August 2010

    The State Government has freed up $1 million to start silt dredging in Launceston’s Tamar River before summer…   (au) [mappress] Source: au, August 24, 2010;