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  • 5 January 2017
    Business & Finance

    More properties in Roma will be better protected from flooding with approval granted for Stage 2 of the Roma Flood Mitigation Project, the Queensland Government said in its latest release. Acting Premier and Minister for Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning, Jackie Trad, approved the development application following a comprehensive reassessment. The Acting Premier called in […]

  • 7 September 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Palaszczuk Government is backing Hinchinbrook Shire Council’s Coastal Hazard Adaptation Strategy (CHAS) with a $398,645 grant delivered through the state’s $12 million QCoast2100 program, the Queensland Government said in its latest release.  Minister for Environment, Leeanne Enoch, said that QCoast2100 helps councils and communities understand and prepare for storm tide inundation, coastal erosion, and […]

  • 22 August 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Adani Group’s 16.5 billion dollar Carmichael coal mine project in Australia has passed another hurdle after the Brisbane Supreme Court dismissed an appeal against the project. The Queensland Court of Appeal today upheld an earlier decision that the Queensland Minister for Mines did not have to afford Wangan and Jagalingou people natural justice when he […]

  • 21 January 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society today called on the Queensland Resources Council to stop campaigning for taxpayer’s money to be used on dredging and dumping projects in the waters of the Great Barrier Reef. The Queensland Resources Council CEO Michael Roche today expressed disappointment on the 4BC radio news that the ALP was not going […]

  • 25 November 2011
    Business & Finance

    BMT WBM, a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd, joined leading flood experts to present their unique insight and knowledge at the Science in Parliament ‘hot topic’ briefing, hosted by Queensland’s Chief Scientist, Dr Geoff Garrett AO in Brisbane this week. This follows the completion of a report titled ‘Understanding Floods: Questions and Answers’ which helps […]

  • 12 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society (MSC) has expressed concern for the health of the Reef, with the announcement of a deal between Gina Rinehart’s GVK Coal and Aurizon to build Abbot Point port and rail infrastructure. Felicity Wishart, the Marine Conservation Society’s Great Barrier Reef Campaign Director said that the port and rail line from […]

  • 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 […]

  • 3 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society has called on the Rudd Government to reject the Business Council’s call for cutting more regulation on major projects – a decision that could hasten the destruction of the Great Barrier Reef from rapid industrial development. Felicity Wishart, Great Barrier Reef campaign director for AMCS, said Queenslanders were already reeling […]

  • 31 January 2017
    Business & Finance

    Maryborough’s CBD is now more flood resilient thanks to a $6.03 million infrastructure project funded by the Queensland Government and the Fraser Coast Regional Council, the Department of the Premier and Cabinet just announced. Minister for State Development, Dr Anthony Lynham, who today inspected the completed works, said that the Maryborough CBD flood mitigation project […]

  • 17 November 2017
    Business & Finance

    Meetings have started with stakeholder groups as part of the citywide engagement process on how the maintenance of revetment walls and canal and lake waterways at Raby Bay, Aquatic Paradise and Sovereign Waters are managed and funded into the future, announced today the City of Redland. The Council provides maintenance by dredging the waterways so […]

  • 14 May 2020
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    As the largest commercial port in northern Australia, the Port of Townsville is an essential component of Queensland’s transport network, but, at just 92 metres wide, its shipping channel is one of the narrowest in the country. The 14.9-kilometre shipping channel is dredged annually to maintain navigable depths. At present, vessels up to 238 metres […]

  • 26 September 2013
    Business & Finance

    Far North Queensland communities hit by flooding as a result of Cyclone Yasi will receive $479,000 in funding for local river improvement projects. Natural Resources and Mines Minister Andrew Cripps today said the Herbert, Cassowary Coast and Cairns River Improvement Trusts were looking forward to being able to repair seven rivers and creeks in the […]

  • 4 October 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    A key strategy to protect the Great Barrier Reef and create up to 28,000 jobs in Galilee Basin mines has been submitted to the Commonwealth Government for approval. Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Planning and Infrastructure Jeff Seeney said the Abbot Point Port and Wetland Strategy would pave the way for dredge material […]

  • 7 May 2015
    Business & Finance

    Queensland’s Chief Scientist, Dr Geoff Garrett, will head a new high-level Great Barrier Reef Water Science Taskforce.  Minister for the Great Barrier Reef Steven Miles told State Parliament today that Dr Garrett would lead a taskforce of experts drawn from the science, business, agriculture and community sectors. Its role will be to advise the Queensland […]

  • 14 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The upper reaches of Enoggera Creek will be restored as part of a $150,000 project funded by the Queensland Government. Member for Ashgrove Campbell Newman said the project would be delivered as part of the Queensland Regional Natural Resources Management Investment Program. “Enoggera Creek suffered significant damage during the January 2013 floods, having also been […]

  • 17 June 2014
    Business & Finance

    Greenpeace today welcomed Greg Hunt’s decision to delay the approval of the controversial Carmichael mega-mine in Queensland’s Galilee Basin, but is calling on the Environment Minister to reject the proposal entirely. “Adani has a long record of environmental destruction and are not a company you would let look after your pot plants, let alone safeguard […]

  • 31 October 2019
    Business & Finance

    Whitsunday Regional Council is starting the dredging operations at Whisper Bay, located near the Volunteer Marine Rescue (VMR) in Cannonvale, Queensland. According to the council’s latest announcement, the project will require the closure of the boat ramp from next Monday, 4 November, until Monday, 11 November 2019. “Once dredging has occurred, the rigging area will […]

  • 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 […]

  • 8 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Coasts & Ports Conference will take place from June 21-23, 2017, at the Cairns Convention Center in Cairns, Queensland, Australia The event will bring together engineers, planners, scientists and researchers to Cairns, to focus on the technological, scientific, policy, planning and design issues related to the region’s diverse and developing coasts. The main aim of […]

  • 28 December 2017
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Damen Services Brisbane, the Queensland service hub for the international Damen Shipyards Group, has taken its seminar on the road. Earlier this month, Sydney City Marine hosted a 1 day technical seminar on vessel automation systems. Damen Services Brisbane has mobilized the complete automation simulator which was set up to compliment the training presentation. An […]

  • 5 December 2017
    Business & Finance

    North Queensland Bulk Ports (NQBP) are about to close the Port of Mackay breakwater to all vehicle traffic after new engineering analysis revealed significant damage to the structure. NQBP General Manager Engineering and Development, Rochelle Macdonald, said that initial assessments indicated the breakwaters had escaped the worst of the Tropical Cyclone (TC) Debbie with minimal damage. “Further investigations, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 27 September 2017
    Business & Finance

    Australian tourism and hospitality group, Crystalbrook Collection, today announced its acquisition of The Reef Marina in Port Douglas, which is now to be known as Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina, and their intention to invest a further $100+ million into the marina. Acting Premier and Treasurer, Curtis Pitt, said that the announcement was encouraging for investment in […]

  • 16 March 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Coast & Marine Structures 2016 conference will take place on March 22-23 at the Pullman Brisbane King George Square in Brisbane, Queensland. Australia heavily relies on its maritime gateways to the international economy, as sea borne trade account for one third of their GDP. The capacity of ports to operate efficiently directly impacts Australia’s […]

  • 12 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Redland City Council (RCC) is partnering with the Queensland Government to jointly fund the replacement of the Coochiemudlo Island Jetty and the demolition of the old jetty for an estimated cost of $4.6 million. Dredging work is also expected to begin at Victoria Point in October 2014 in preparation for the Queensland Government’s planned investment […]

  • 3 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The peak industry body for the Queensland resources sector said the Senate report into the Great Barrier Reef backs the work that was well underway to improve reef health. Queensland Resources Council Chief Executive Michael Roche said the report published 29 recommendations that largely reflected the work of a host of stakeholders on the Reef […]