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  • 24 July 2013

    Attorney-General and Minister for Emergency Management Mark Dreyfus QC, Queensland Community Recovery and Resilience Minister David Crisafulli and Parliamentary Secretary to the Attorney-General and Member for Blair Shayne Neumann announced that work will commence immediately to reopen the Port of Bundaberg to full-size ships. Heavy silting after severe flooding in early 2013 has prevented full-sized […]

  • 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 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Queensland Resources Council has launched a public awareness campaign to ‘set the record straight’ on the future of the Great Barrier Reef and the continuing prosperity of more than one million Queenslanders who live and work adjacent to it. Against a backdrop of the Dalrymple Bay and Hay Point coal terminals near Mackay, Queensland […]

  • 22 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Television commercials urging Australians to become informed about the true environmental health of the Great Barrier Reef will begin screening nationally tomorrow. The commercials are authorised by the Queensland Resources Council in the wake of an admitted ‘scaremongering’ campaign by environmental activist groups. “The activists’ stated objective is to shut down Queensland’s export coal and […]

  • 12 October 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Port of Townsville Limited has again delivered strong financial results while continuing to deliver major infrastructure investments, the port stated in its latest announcement.    With a focus on revenue diversification and cost management, the port posted a solid net profit of $15.01 million for 2017-18. Commenting the latest news, Chief Executive Officer, […]

  • 21 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society has expressed alarm following comments made by former Federal Environment Minister Tony Burke that the Queensland government asked him to ignore risks to the health of the Great Barrier Reef, as revealed on AM Agenda yesterday. Felicity Wishart, AMCS Great Barrier Reef campaign director, said the State government’s policies are […]

  • 25 July 2011

    Environmentalists have again warned of an ecological disaster at the southern end of Queensland’s Great Barrier Reef , following the … (ninemsn) [mappress] Source: ninemsn, July 25, 2011;

  • 22 September 2011

    A fishing ban enforced in Queensland’s Gladstone Harbour appears likely to extend to cover waters within a 100km radius of the city a source has told Fishing World… More info: (fishingworld) [mappress] Source: fishingworld, September 22, 2011

  • 25 July 2012

    Queensland’s Deputy Premier Jeff Seeney welcomed the chance to engage with conservation groups at the Ministerial Environmental Roundtable this morning. Mr Seeney addressed the group before taking part in a question and answer session with representatives from a range of interest groups including the Queensland Conservation Council, Sunshine Coast Environment Council, National Parks Association and […]

  • 3 March 2020
    Business & Finance

    The Port of Townsville, Queensland, has announced two major contracts for the $193 million Channel Upgrade Project. The contracts, worth a total of more than $10 million, are for rock wall construction and rock delivery. Under the contract, Queensland company Hall Contracting will build a 2.2km rock wall, forming a protective bund around a 62-hectare […]

  • 5 June 2014
    Research & Development

    A strategy that protects the Great Barrier Reef, grows jobs and sustainably develops the state’s port network has been released today. Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Infrastructure and Planning Jeff Seeney said the Queensland Ports Strategy outlines 18 actions that will provide a rigorous, systematic approach to balance economic development with protection of […]

  • 20 August 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has called on the Queensland Government to cancel the Abbot Point expansion today, following the release of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on the new dredging project by Queensland State Development Minister Anthony Lynham. Gemma Plesman, Great Barrier Reef Campaigner for AMCS said: “Over the last month we have […]

  • 7 October 2011

    The Queensland Greens’ Senator says a State Government report on water quality levels in the Gladstone Harbour in central Queensland is … By Megan Hendry (abc) [mappress] Source: abc, October 7, 2011;

  • 25 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    Queenslanders will not be fooled by the desperate spin campaign launched by the Queensland Resources Council today to downplay the damage the big mining companies are inflicting on the Great Barrier Reef, say the Australian Greens. “This is desperate PR spin from the Queensland Resources Council that shows community opposition to big mining companies trashing […]

  • 13 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    An independent new scorecard shows the Australian and Queensland Governments have gone backwards in addressing the World Heritage Committee’s major concerns about the Great Barrier Reef. The damning assessment comes just two days before the official start of the crucial World Heritage Committee meeting in Doha, Qatar, which will consider recommendations that formally express concern […]

  • 17 November 2011

    Construction of a pipeline to replenish sand on Maroochydore Beach on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast could begin as early as next March…   By Bruce Atkinson (abc) [mappress] Source: abc, November 17, 2011;

  • 6 May 2015
    Business & Finance

    The new $85 million Berth 8 facility at the Port of Townsville is now open for business. According to Treasurer Curtis Pitt, the new facility is an important piece of infrastructure that will bring widespread economic benefits to North Queensland. “It’s another sign that Queensland is open for business and of the State Government’s willingness to engage with industry […]

  • 22 February 2019
    Business & Finance

    Construction works can now begin on infrastructure associate with the Cairns Shipping Development Project (CSDP), following the granting of an Operational Works Permit by the Queensland’s Cairns Regional Council. The Shipping Development Standing Committee yesterday provided its final approval for the long-awaited project. Commenting the latest release, Mayor of Cairns Regional Council, Bob Manning, said that […]

  • 23 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Activists kicked an own goal today on their European vacation by lobbying a German bank that is not funding Queensland’s Abbot Point port expansion and claiming it as a victory for environmentalists, said Queensland Resources Council. After intense lobbying from anti-coal activists, Deutsche Bank, announced that until a consensus was reached between the Australian Government […]

  • 1 December 2011

      The Australian Greens have called on the federal government to block plans to dramatically expand north Queensland’s Abbot Point coal …   (brisbanetimes) [mappress] Source: brisbanetimes, December 1, 2011; Image: aurecongroup

  • 21 June 2010

    Scores of threatened animal and plant species will be destroyed or have their habitats wiped out to clear the way for Queensland’s… [mappress] Source: Courier Mail, June 21, 2010;

  • 26 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Cooktown will have a vibrant esplanade full of new community infrastructure by 2016 thanks to Round 3 of the Queensland Government’s $495 million Royalties for the Regions program. Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Infrastructure and Planning Jeff Seeney said the major upgrade would be great for residents and visitors and would be delivered […]

  • 30 August 2011

    United Nations experts will visit Queensland later this year amid concerns the booming liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry could threaten t… (smh) [mappress] Source: smh, August 30, 2011;

  • 7 April 2020
    Business & Finance

    A hydrographic survey of the Mooloolah River and its coastal bar on Tuesday, February 27, showed a shoal patch extending from the end of the eastern breakwater in a westerly direction past the centerline of the channel, reports the Department of Transport and Main Roads – Maritime Safety Queensland. The shoal has a least depth […]

  • 12 September 2011

    Cruise liners will make nearly 100 visits, including the maiden voyages of the Queen Mary 2 and the Queen Elizabeth, to the Far North… Nick Dalton (cairns) [mappress] Source: cairns, September 12, 2011

  • 29 November 2018
    Business & Finance

    The job-creating Cairns Shipping Development Project has been given the green light after the federal government signed off on the environmental impact statement, Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said in its today’s release.  The federal government was forced to delay making a final decision on the EIS for several months at the request of the Queensland […]