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  • 21 December 2011

    The Queensland Greens are concerned state government spin doctors will make it appear Gladstone Harbour’s fish are safer to eat than they…   (ninemsn) [mappress] Source: ninemsn, December 21, 2011; Image: westernbasinportdevelopment

  • 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 […]

  • 27 September 2019
    Business & Finance

    Dredging preparation works are beginning next week at the Whisper Bay boat ramp, near the VMR in Cannonvale, reports the Whitsunday Regional Council. As reported, the Council will be setting up in the rigging area to the side of the carpark from next week with no impact to carparks. Once the dredging begins, there will […]

  • 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 […]

  • 6 November 2017
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    Timing of dredging is the key to helping preserve one of the world’s most productive and important ecosystems – seagrass meadows, reports QUT (Queensland University of Technology). According to the QUT, seagrass meadows are among the most underappreciated but most important ecosystems in the world. They are disappearing at the same rate as tropical rainforests […]

  • 1 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Queensland Environment Minister Andrew Powell has welcomed UNESCO’s acknowledgement of the progress the Queensland Government has made in ensuring the Great Barrier Reef remains on the World Heritage List. Mr Powell said that UNESCO released its draft recommendations to the World Heritage Committee overnight and they would be considered by the World Heritage Committee in […]

  • 16 May 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Queensland Government has just announced that a $1.7 million contract has been awarded for the upgrades of the popular St Helens Beach boat ramp. Main Roads and Ports Minister Mark Bailey announced today that Queensland marine civil contractor, Pensar Building won the contract to complete the works. “Works include upgrades to the existing Carpet Snake […]

  • 5 June 2014

    The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) welcomed the release of the state government’s Ports Strategy, which shows an environmentally responsible and sustainable approach to future development, and in particular alongside the iconic Great Barrier Reef. The strategy is the Queensland Government’s blueprint for managing and improving the efficiency and environmental management of the state’s port network […]

  • 3 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Queensland’s peak body for the resources sector has welcomed the release of the Australian Government’s progress report to UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee on the state of conservation of the Great Barrier Reef (‘the State Party Report’). Queensland Resource Council Chief Executive Michael Roche said the report outlines the significant progress made by Australia in the […]

  • 4 December 2013
    Business & Finance

    The true test of Deputy Premier Jeff Seeney’s new “commitment to protect environmental areas” will be whether he follows through with stronger protection for the Great Barrier Reef, according to the Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS). Australian Marine Conservation Society, Great Barrier Reef campaign director, Felicity Wishart, said there was a real opportunity for the […]

  • 29 May 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    A detailed business case for the upcoming Channel Capacity Upgrade, which is Stage 1 of the $1.64 billion Townsville Port Expansion Project, has been prepared for consideration by the Queensland Government. The business case delivers on the first major commitment under the Port City initiative of the Townsville City Deal, and a summary of the […]

  • 2 September 2013
    Business & Finance

    Commitments from both major political parties to tackle documented environmental threats to the Great Barrier Reef have been welcomed by the peak representative body for Queensland’s minerals and energy exporters. ‘It is vital for Queensland exporters and the communities they support along the 2,200 kilometres of the Great Barrier Reef that there are policies focused […]

  • 20 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    The peak representative group for Queensland minerals and energy companies has released its latest fact sheet focusing on shipping, ports and co-existence with the Great Barrier Reef. The fact sheet is the latest component in the ‘Working Alongside the Great Barrier Reef’ public awareness campaign launched last month by the Queensland Resources Council. Its release […]

  • 8 July 2020
    Infrastructure

    The trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) Brisbane has officially commenced maintenance dredging of the Port of Brisbane, the Department of Transport and Main Roads – Maritime Safety Queensland reports. Initial works will be conducted from the Entrance Beacons to the upstream end of Hamilton Reach. According to the official announcement, some maintenance works in the […]

  • 19 December 2013
    Business & Finance

    Last month the Queensland Government released the Queensland Ports Strategy. The document is a timely reminder of just how critically important Queensland’s 20 ports are to the state, facilitating exports last year valued at $44 billion, announced nqbp.com.au. The Strategy has been developed with a view to ensuring that the state’s economic development and proper management […]

  • 28 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Queensland Government has called on environmental groups and organisations to stop peddling misinformation regarding the Great Barrier Reef. Minister for Environment and Heritage Protection Andrew Powell said the deceitful campaigns are an attack on Queensland’s reputation and harmful to jobs. “These alarmist claims are doing nothing but muddying the waters around the real threats […]

  • 7 January 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has highlighted the impacts to fragile marine environments from dredged material being dumped on the Great Barrier Reef. AMCS GBR Campaign Director Felicity Wishart said dredging three million tonnes of sea-floor and dumping it on the Reef would threaten feeding and breeding ground for vulnerable species. “The public environment […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 4 May 2012

    Less than three weeks after Queensland Environment Minister Andrew Powell conceded that Gladstone harbour was a mess, he has given Gladstone Ports Corporation a free pass to increase the turbidity churned up in the water by their mass dredging operations. “The ongoing environmental crisis in Gladstone harbour is a disaster for the Gladstone community, an […]

  • 17 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    Queensland pride is on the line tonight with wildlife warrior and conservationist Bob Irwin appearing in an advertisement during State of Origin to encourage Queenslanders to stand up and fight to protect the Great Barrier Reef from industrialisation. The advertisement featuring Irwin will be aired in Brisbane and explains the dangers the Reef and its […]

  • 8 April 2011

    The Queensland Government has approved a revised coastal plan to combat the emerging threat of climate change.   By Rhiannon Zanetic (lloydslistdcn) [mappress] Source: lloydslistdcn, April 8, 2011  

  • 16 October 2019
    Business & Finance

    Moreton Bay Regional Council’s contractor, Slurry Systems Pty Ltd, has officially kicked off their first sand back-passing campaign on Woorim Beach, Queensland, Australia.  A target volume of 10.000m³ of sand will be captured at the Benalong Street site and pumped to one of the outlet sites located along Rickman Parade in Woorim. “It is anticipated […]

  • 2 July 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Queensland’s Port of Weipa maintenance dredging work has entered the final stage, with 2 million cubic meters of material removed so far, Alan Leslie, Project Manager at North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation (NQBP), said in his latest announcement.  NQBP manages the annual maintenance dredging program at the Port of Weipa – a program that […]

  • 25 October 2011

    Fishermen warn the mining boom could decimate Queensland’s $500 million seafood industry and are demanding consultation on future port devel… By Greg Stolz (couriermail) [mappress] Source: couriermail, October 25, 2011

  • 11 October 2011

    A proposal to dredge central Queensland’s Fitzroy River delta for a new coal export terminal is “way too risky”, according to a community… By Laura Harding (ninemsn) [mappress] Source: ninemsn, October 11, 2011;