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  • 2 August 2013

    A new, $37 million experimental sea simulator will enable Australian scientists to recreate ocean conditions and study how both human activities and natural events will affect marine environment in the future. Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research Senator Kim Carr and Senator for Queensland Jan McLucas opened the National Sea Simulator (SeaSim), at the […]

  • 20 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has challenged the Minister for the Environment Tony Burke to address the core concerns of the World Heritage Committee over the issue that could ruin the Great Barrier Reef – industrialisation including port development, thousands more coal ships and dredging and dumping in the Reef’s waters. Felicity Wishart, Great […]

  • 9 July 2013

    New Federal Environment Minister Mark Butler now has one month to knock back the controversial proposal to dump millions of tonnes of mud in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park near Abbot Point in north Queensland. A decision was due yesterday, but Minister Butler postponed the deadline until the 9th August. “With the threat of […]

  • 18 January 2011

    Chief executive Tom Albanese said: “Running our operations at full capacity was a priority for Rio Tinto in 2010, in an environment of strong prices for most of our commodities. Our success is clearly demonstrated in iron ore where we set new quarterly and annual production records. During the quarter we approved a further $5.5 billion in value-adding […]

  • 20 December 2012

    After the Gladstone Ports Corporation (GPC) has released details of a compensation package to commercial fishers affected by loss of access to commercial fishing grounds in certain parts of Catch Sites 12, 13, 17 and 18 in the Gladstone harbor, the Queensland Seafood Industry Association said that this compensation is far from adequate. QSIA chairman […]

  • 9 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    Sand pumping operations started at Mooloolaba Spit today and is likely to take a month, weather permitting, according to the Sunshine Coast Council. This work is part of Council’s winter sand renourishment program and it will ensure that the beaches are storm ready, healthy and enjoyable for summer. The beaches will be reprofiled at the end of […]

  • 21 May 2012

    Mooloolaba boaties welcomed news of the dredge Port Frederick’s return this weekend, Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said today. Maritime Safety Queensland has contracted the Port Frederick at a cost of $400,000 to clear the dangerous sand shoal which has caused problems for commercial and recreational boaties trying to enter the Mooloolaba Harbour. Delays were […]

  • 29 April 2016
    Business & Finance

    WILCO Logistics Pty Ltd has been announced as the successful bid contractor on Breakwater Safety Works at the Port of Townsville. Minister for Ports Mark Bailey said that the overall $1.5 million project will improve navigational safety at the Townsville Port by widening the entrance to the harbor, but does not involve any capital dredging works. “This […]

  • 6 January 2016
    Business & Finance

    Practical completion of the $3 million Whisper Bay Breakwater and Boat Ramp Project has been achieved, with the facility to be open for public use from Monday, 11 January 2016, according to the Whitsunday Regional Council. Mayor Jenny Whitney said that the civil works for the breakwater and causeway were completed before Christmas, with the site […]

  • 28 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Chambers Island beach renourishment project is currently underway, according to NoosaNews. During this development program, which will last three to four weeks, the contractor will dredge sand from an area between Chambers Island and the southern river bank, and then place it onto the eroded shoreline. When the members of Maroochy Sailing Club arrived […]

  • 19 February 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Gladstone Ports Corporation (GPC) has not breached any conditions of the Western Basin Dredging and Disposal Project (WBDDP) license. The Western Basin project has over 600 project conditions which provide a comprehensive set of environmental requirements set by the Commonwealth and State governments. GPC meets these conditions including all audit requirements. Regular and ongoing […]

  • 14 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    As many members of the Bowen Community are aware, a decision for the proposed dredging for Abbot Point remains with the Federal Government. During this time North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation and the proponents are also seeking clarity from the new Federal Minister, Greg Hunt, as to any further expectations and requirements. “While we wait […]

  • 6 December 2011

    An agreement to start the construction of Berth 11, the first of two new container terminals at the Port of Brisbane, was signed this week. The agreement Hutchison Port Holdings entered into with Baulderstone will consist of works related to ground improvements, in-ground infrastructure, pavement works and rail beams. Container handling equipment has already been […]

  • 16 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    As Community Cabinet meets in Rockhampton today, research shows more than three-quarters of people in the Queensland electorate of Capricornia [75.2%] support a total ban on the dumping of dredged waste in the waters of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area. Of all the threats to the Reef, by far the biggest concern is […]

  • 19 December 2012
    Business & Finance

    Gladstone Ports Corporation (GPC) has released details of a compensation package to commercial fishers affected by loss of access to commercial fishing grounds in certain parts of Catch Sites 12, 13, 17 and 18 in the Gladstone harbour due to the Western Basin Dredging and Disposal Project (WBDDP). The affected parts in these Catch Sites […]

  • 5 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Fight For The Reef campaign today welcomed Premier Campbell Newman’s commitment that his government will “insist” all future dredge spoil will be disposed of onshore and called for the guarantee to be made permanent through a legislated ban. Asked today about dredging and dumping Mr Newman told journalists: “… it is our strong belief […]

  • 20 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The quality of South East Queensland waterways will be improved with work commencing on $8 million of rehabilitation and restoration work. Minister for Environment and Heritage Protection Andrew Powell said the Newman Government was responding positively to the latest Healthy Waterways Report Card. “The latest report card showed Moreton Bay was still recovering from the […]

  • 14 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Keppel and Fitzroy Delta Alliance (KAFDA), a community group based in central Queensland opposing port development in the Fitzroy Delta, have welcomed the announcement that GlencoreXstrata have dumped plans to build a coal export terminal on Balaclava Island in the Fitzroy Delta, but call on further action to reject other coal ports proposed for […]

  • 23 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has welcomed the statement by German’s leading bank, Deutsche Bank that it will not invest in the port expansion at Abbot Point on the Great Barrier Reef. Last night in Germany, environmental advocates attended the Deutsche Bank Annual General Meeting to call on the bank not to invest in […]

  • 13 May 2011
    Business & Finance

    Van Oord Australia Pty Ltd and Dredging International (Australia) Pty Ltd have been awarded the second contract for the Western Basin Main Works Dredging at the Port of Gladstone, Queensland, Australia. This second contract signed on the 12th May 2011 with the Gladstone Ports Corporation involves the dredging of Parcels 1, 3 and 4 for […]

  • 23 January 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Great Barrier Reef is in crisis and without decisive action by the Federal government and Queensland State government Australia could be placed on UNESCO’s ‘list of shame’ for not meeting its World Heritage obligations. The situation is so serious that WWF-Australia and the Australian Marine Conservation Society today announced they were combining to launch […]

  • 26 August 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Australian-based dredging and civil construction company Hall Contracting has won a $27 million contract to carry out remediation work at Energy Resources of Australia’s Ranger Uranium Mine in the Northern Territory. The project will involve operating and maintaining the mine’s cutter suction dredge to safely remove and transfer approximately 26 million cubic meters of mine […]

  • 12 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    Applications are now open for individuals and entities to apply for compensation under the WBDDP Commercial Fisheries Compensation Program being conducted by Gladstone Ports Corporation Limited (GPC) to provide compensation to eligible commercial fishing operators affected by a loss of access to fishing areas and marine fish habitat in the Western Basin of the Port […]

  • 30 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has welcomed the decision of the Wangan & Jagalingou people to oppose the development of the proposed Carmichael coal mine on their ancestral lands in the Galilee Basin. Felicity Wishart, AMCS Great Barrier Reef campaign director, said the decision of the Traditional Owners to say no to Indian mining company […]

  • 30 November 2018
    Business & Finance

    Ports North said in their latest announcement that they have welcomed the Commonwealth Government environmental approval for the Cairns Shipping Development Project. Commenting the news, Ports North Chairman Russell Beer said: “This is a major milestone in the approval process and underlines the confidence Federal Government has in our environmental management credentials.” “Ports North is […]

  • 6 June 2019
    Business & Finance

    Australia has experienced unprecedented levels of dredging over the last two decades and recently there has been a focus on dredging research in Western Australia. As a result, there have been some incredible advances in the understanding of impacts to the marine environment from dredging and how to better predict, monitor and manage dredging programs […]