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  • 28 May 2019
    Business & Finance

    Maintenance dredging of the Rosslyn Bay Harbor is set to begin next month, according to the Member for Keppel and Assistant Education Minister Brittany Lauga. “The Palaszczuk Government is delivering on its election commitment to invest in boating infrastructure across Central Queensland and the state, thanks to the $30 million Marine Infrastructure Fund,” Mrs Lauga […]

  • 4 March 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Palaszczuk Government has moved to update a key plan for the Great Barrier Reef to reflect its proactive approach to protecting the Reef and address UNESCO’s concerns about the protection of the state’s single biggest natural asset. Minister for the Great Barrier Reef, Dr Steven Miles said that the new Queensland government had already acted […]

  • 21 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    WWF-Australia yesterday welcomed Queensland Opposition Leader Annastacia Palaszczuk’s comprehensive and ground-breaking policy package to tackle the decline of the Great Barrier Reef. In particular, WWF said the new commitments to protect the Fitzroy Delta near Rockhampton and to prevent the dumping of dredge spoil on the fragile Caley Valley wetlands at Abbot Point, were a positive […]

  • 6 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Palaszczuk Government’s State Budget will provide a down payment of up to $75 million for the Townsville Channel Capacity Upgrade (TCCU) project, subject to finalization of an environmental impact statement and business case assessment. Visiting the Port in Townsville today, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said that the port expansion has been identified in the Townsville […]

  • 24 October 2016
    Business & Finance

    Dr Steven Miles, the Minister for Environment and Heritage Protection and Minister for National Parks and the Great Barrier Reef, announced yesterday that the Palaszczuk Government will help Mackay Regional Council to solve the Midge Point erosion issues. Dr Miles made the commitment during yesterday’s inspection of the beach with Mackay Regional Council Mayor Greg Williamson and […]

  • 20 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Greens are calling for urgent climate action based on advice by Professor Terry Hughes, co-author of new research in Science on poor management of World Heritage areas, including the Great Barrier Reef. “The Abbott and Palaszczuk governments need to take heed of this serious warning from one of the world’s leading coral reef […]

  • 11 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk today announced a new agreement between the Labor Government and major proponents Adani and GVK to put in place an environmentally sustainable and fiscally responsible proposal for the expansion of the Abbot Point Coal Terminal. Ms Palaszczuk said the agreement reached would see dredge spoil dumped on land on the site known […]

  • 8 February 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Palaszczuk Government’s $12 million QCoast2100 fund will assist another five local governments to help coastal communities prepare for rising threats such as erosion and storm tide flooding caused by climate change, Queensland Government just announced. Environment Minister, Dr Steven Miles, said that Torres Shire, Cassowary Coast, Mackay, Cairns and Redland City councils were all successful […]

  • 24 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    Expressions of interest have been called for construction work to expand the Abbot Point port. Minister for State Development, Dr Anthony Lynham, said that the construction and dredging works at the port would generate up to 155 jobs for about six months. “We are calling for expressions of interest from suitably qualified companies to undertake […]

  • 28 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Palaszczuk Government is funding research to help save Queensland’s iconic beaches from extreme weather events, the Queensland Government said in its latest announcement.  Innovation Minister Leeanne Enoch said that the funding is part of the $9.85 million awarded to 53 researchers under the Advance Queensland Research Fellowship and PhD Scholarship programs. “In any given […]

  • 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 […]

  • 11 February 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Palaszczuk Government is about to make a $1 million investment in Bundaberg’s popular boating facilities at Burnett Heads, according to the Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey. The minister announced last Sunday (February 10) that Sunshine State-based businesses will deliver the million-dollar package of works, thanks to the Palaszczuk Government’s Buy Queensland strategy. “Burnett […]

  • 21 March 2019
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    A pilot solar-powered, renewable energy system will be used to help power the Gold Coast’s Seaway Sand Bypass System, reducing carbon emissions and driving down operational costs. Design work is underway on a 100-kilowatt solar photovoltaic array to be installed at the Sand Bypass System at The Spit. The Sand Bypass System transports 500,000 cubic […]

  • 24 October 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Palaszczuk Government has committed to a full rebuild of the Bowen Front Beach Seawall, with a further $895,000 allocated to upgrade a remaining 45-meter section of the 165-meter structure. Queensland Premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk, said that the funding would be provided to Whitsunday Regional Council to make sure the entire seawall is built to a […]

  • 27 October 2015
    Business & Finance

    Works to remove a silt build-up at the Clump Point boat ramp will be carried out this week just in time for a bumper summer season on Queensland’s waterways. Main Roads, Road Safety and Ports Minister, Mark Bailey, said that the Transport and Main Roads would carry out the works, taking advantage of the low tides and […]

  • 6 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    A 10-year Action Plan for flood mitigation projects to improve safety in Bundaberg is underway with the Palaszczuk Government honoring an election commitment and investing $4 million to get started on technical investigations, Queensland Government said in its latest release.  Minister for Local Government, Mark Furner, launched the 10-year Action Plan in Bundaberg today. “This is […]

  • 22 December 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Palaszczuk Government today welcomed the Commonwealth Government’s decision to approve the final environmental impact statement for the Abbot Point Growth Gateway Project. State Development Minister Dr Anthony Lynham said that the decision meant that if one or more of the proposed Galilee Basin coal mine projects go ahead, the port could be developed to […]

  • 14 July 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Palaszczuk Government will provide an additional $100 million over five years to improve the Great Barrier Reef water quality. Dr Steven Miles, the Minister for Environment and Heritage Protection, National Parks and the Great Barrier Reef, said that the Budget delivered on the Government’s promises to tackle some of the key threats facing the […]

  • 4 April 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    After nearly ten years of planning and the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) approval received in February, the future of the Townsville Port Expansion Project is under threat because of funding cuts. The Federal Infrastructure Minister Paul Fletcher revealed today that the Turnbull Government wouldn’t be kicking in their share for the channel widening project, which has already received $75 […]

  • 11 March 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Palaszczuk Government’s $12 million QCoast2100program is helping the Sunshine Coast get prepared for the impacts of climate change, including rising sea levels, storm tides and erosion. In the Sunshine Coast region today, Minister for Environment Leeanne Enoch said that Sunshine Coast Regional Council was receiving $500,000 as part of the program to help develop […]

  • 17 July 2012

    THE Queensland opposition has called on the government to release a report on the feasibility of dredging the main shipping entrance to Cairns, reports news.com.au. LNP promised funding for Trinity Inlet dredging in order to attract larger cruise ships. LNP demands Trinity Inlet dredging study to make sure it can be done without hindering the […]

  • 1 July 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Palaszczuk Government has welcomed the UNESCO World Heritage Committee’s decision not to list the Great Barrier Reef as ‘in danger’. Speaking from Bonn, the Deputy Premier Jackie Trad said that the World Heritage Committee’s decision is a sensible one and acknowledgement of the Labor Government’s firm and swift action since coming to office. “We […]

  • 1 March 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Palaszczuk Government is calling for tenders to undertake important dredging work ahead of the scuttling of the ex-HMAS Tobruk to create an artificial reef and world-class dive site in waters off Hervey Bay. Minister for National Parks and the Great Barrier Reef, Dr Steven Miles, said that the successful contractor will undertake maintenance dredging […]

  • 9 March 2016
    Business & Finance

    Townsville business Bluewater Process Engineering (BPE) has been awarded the $1.9 million contract to retrofit the supporting pylons of Berth 8/9 at the Port of Townsville. Treasurer Curtis Pitt said that this was a proactive measure to bolster the Port’s infrastructure for the future. “Townsville is an economic hub of the North and the Palaszczuk […]

  • 28 June 2019
    Business & Finance

    Maintenance dredging work of the Rosslyn Bay Harbor in Queensland, conducted by Hall Contracting, is nearing its completion. According to Member for Keppel and Assistant Education Minister, Brittany Lauga, Hall Contracting’s work in this area will provide greater access for deeper draft vessels to the popular harbor. Commenting the progress on the Rosslyn Bay project, […]

  • 9 September 2016
    Business & Finance

    Toowoomba’s CBD will be better protected during the upcoming wet season thanks to the $5 million upgrade to West Creek channel. Minister for State Development and Minister for Natural Resources and Mines, Dr Anthony Lynham, inspected the completed works as part of a visit to Toowoomba today. “No one wants to see a repeat of […]