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  • 21 November 2011

    The sickness plaguing a central Queensland fishery has spread to prawns and other species…   By Daniel Knowles, Brian Williams (couriermail) [mappress] Source: couriermail, November 21, 2011;

  • 12 October 2011

    The Queensland government has moved a step closer in its bid to restore the Gold Coast’s Kirra Beach to its former glory…   By Miranda Forste (ninemsn) [mappress] Source: ninemsn, October 12, 2011;

  • 10 May 2011

    Marine Infrastructure Minister Craig Wallace today said Maritime Safety Queensland (MSQ) would look at all ideas to increase safety on the C… (cabinet) [mappress] Source: cabinet, May 10, 2011;

  • 17 December 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Palaszczuk Government has approved a business case for the Cairns Shipping Development Project, backing a $127 million jobs bonanza for Far North Queensland. Commenting the latest news, Member for Cairns, Michael Healy, said that the upgrade to the Port of Cairns would open major economic opportunities across the region. “This project passed one of the most rigorous environmental reviews in Australia, and now […]

  • 31 January 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Government’s report to UNESCO on the health of the Great Barrier Reef is due tomorrow, and with little action taken, the risk of the Great Barrier Reef being put on the World Heritage In Danger list is real. “The Australian and Queensland governments have continued to treat the Reef like a coal and […]

  • 11 December 2013
    Business & Finance

    The federal government is daring the World Heritage Committee to put the Great Barrier Reef on its endangered list by approving a huge coal port near Bowen, the Australian Greens warn. Environment Minister Greg Hunt has given the Abbot Point project the go-ahead, subject to what he says are strict environmental conditions. He has also […]

  • 9 July 2012

    UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee is in the final days of its annual meeting. Last week’s decisions on the Great Barrier Reef have profound implications for its future protection and pose some tough questions for Environment Minister Tony Burke. The 21 countries of the World Heritage Committee endorsed the recommendations of the March Monitoring Mission, and […]

  • 24 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    South east Queensland homes will be better protected from future floods thanks to a $945,000 project to assess the Brisbane River catchment’s flood behaviour. Natural Resources Minister Andrew Cripps said the hydrological assessment would enable councils to better predict the extent of flooding, such as likely depths and potential hazards, within the river catchment. “The […]

  • 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 […]

  • 10 November 2015
    Business & Finance

    Public consultation for the Bundaberg flood protection study is now open with the Queensland Government encouraging the Bundaberg local community to participate. The Bundaberg flood protection study is a vital component of the Queensland Government’s commitment to develop a 10-year action plan for flood mitigation works in the Bundaberg region. The study will build on […]

  • 6 October 2011

    Work will start today at Townsville, in north Queensland, on a multi-million dollar cruise ship terminal and an upgrade for two of the … By Natalie Poyhonen (abc) [mappress] Source: abc, October 6, 2011;

  • 4 March 2011

    The Port of Bundaberg in southern Queensland resumes operations today after flooding forced its closure last year… (abc) [mappress] Source: abc, March 4, 2011;    

  • 1 November 2013
    Business & Finance

    The peak representative body for Queensland’s minerals and energy exporters has acknowledged the federal and state governments for taking determined and balanced steps towards reviving investment and community confidence in one of the nation’s economic pillars. Welcoming release by the respective governments of strategic assessment reports into the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) Marine Park and […]

  • 30 December 2016
    Business & Finance

    A new $2 million Queensland Government program will aim to reduce the amount of sediment washing off building and construction sites and flowing into the Great Barrier Reef and Moreton Bay. Environment Minister Dr Steven Miles said that the Palaszczuk Government has provided funding to deliver a four-year urban development erosion and sediment control program […]

  • 4 June 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    WWF-Australia has welcomed the Sustainable Port Development Bill – introduced in the Queensland Parliament last evening – as a major step forward in protecting the Reef from rampant industrial development, dredging and dumping. “With this Bill, the Queensland Government is acting to implement its promise to ban sea-dumping of capital dredge spoil in the entire […]

  • 1 October 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    A program to monitor and improve the health of North Queensland waterways from the rivers to the Reef was launched in Mackay today. Chief Executive of the Queensland Resources Council (QRC) Michael Roche, who was at the launch, said that the QRC was proud to be a financial contributor to get off the ground the […]

  • 21 February 2011

    Gladstone Ports Corporation has been working closely with Maritime Safety Queensland (MSQ) on restoring operations at the Port of Bundaberg… (mining-reporter) [mappress] Source: mining-reporter, February 21, 2011;

  • 9 November 2011

    A protester who locked himself to a dredger in central Queensland has been cut free by police, an environmental group says… (couriermail) [mappress] Source: couriermail, November 9, 2011

  • 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 […]

  • 12 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Queensland Resources Council’s Reef Facts television advertising campaign has resulted in thousands more Australians learning about current and future management challenges for the Great Barrier Reef. Chief Executive Michael Roche said today this initial television advertising campaign would wind up this evening, having achieved its objective. “This campaign was about encouraging factual inquiry so […]

  • 12 November 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The growth of Queensland’s major regional bulk commodity ports will be responsibly managed, and the Great Barrier Reef protected, under legislation passed in State Parliament today. State Development Minister Dr Anthony Lynham said that the laws put into effect the government’s key port-related commitments in the Reef 2050 Long Term Sustainability Plan. “We are protecting […]

  • 26 October 2011

    The death of another dugong in the Gladstone harbour in central Queensland has added to concerns that industrial activity is harming marine… By Marlina Whop (abc) [mappress] Source: abc, October 26, 2011

  • 3 March 2014

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has accused the Queensland government of running a misinformation campaign called “Reef Facts” to cover up the damage its decisions will cause to the Great Barrier Reef, and says recent FOI documents prove it. “The Queensland government’s campaign “Reef Facts” has been launched to cover up the fact that […]

  • 18 July 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Queensland’s Townsville City Council is seeking comments on a draft Shoreline Erosion Management Plan (SEMP) that will provide long term options to manage erosion issues at Horseshoe Bay. The draft Horseshoe Bay SEMP has been open for community feedback on Council’s website for two weeks and closes on Sunday. Townsville City Council’s Environmental Health […]

  • 28 March 2019
    Business & Finance

    A refusal by the State Labor Government to dredge One Mile Creek means Cardwell will once again miss out on another economically lucrative tourist season, said Hinchinbrook MP Nick Dametto in his latest release.  Almost nine months after Mr Dametto brought representatives from Port Hinchinbrook mortgagee Sino, Cassowary Coast Regional Council and maintenance firm Norship […]