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  • 17 December 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Great Barrier Reef is not under threat from responsible dredging activities such as those proposed for the port of Abbot Point near Bowen, announced qld.gov.au. Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development Jeff Seeney said the latest scientific evidence on reef health proved that dredging has minor impacts on reef ecosystems when compared to other […]

  • 6 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society has said Mr Seeney’s comments that the Queensland Government would deal directly with UNESCO will not address the problems created by fast-tracking industrial development along the Great Barrier Reef. Felicity Wishart, Great Barrier Reef campaign director, said the World Heritage Committee wants the Queensland and Federal Governments to end the […]

  • 4 December 2014
    Business & Finance

      The community has been invited to have a further say on an LNP Government strategy that would prevent dredged material from expansion at the port of Abbot Point being placed in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Infrastructure and Planning Jeff Seeney said the Abbot Point Port […]

  • 10 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Newman LNP Government has welcomed Labor’s support to use dredge material beneficially on land rather than disposing of it off shore – marking a crucial step in bipartisan support for protection of the Great Barrier Reef.  Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Infrastructure and Planning Jeff Seeney said Labor’s support for disposing of […]

  • 10 October 2014
    Business & Finance

    WWF-Australia today stood by its call for a full Environmental Impact Statement to be done into the land dumping of dredge spoil on the Caley Valley wetlands at Abbot Point. “Calling for a full environmental assessment process is not ‘scaremongering’ or ‘hysterics’ as Queensland Deputy Premier Jeff Seeney has alleged. It is the responsible action […]

  • 9 October 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Caley Valley Wetlands at Abbot Point Port will be protected and enhanced by the Queensland Government’s Abbot Point Port and Wetlands Project. Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Infrastructure and Planning Jeff Seeney has rejected today’s alarms of the World Wildlife Fund calling for a delay to the project. “This project enables 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 […]

  • 19 September 2014
    Business & Finance

    Deputy Premier Jeff Seeney’s comments that dumping on the wetlands at Abbot Point is a win-win for the environment and the economy demonstrate the disregard the Queensland government has for the Great Barrier Reef, according to the Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS). Felicity Wishart, the AMCS Great Barrier Reef campaign director said that calling plans […]

  • 17 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    North Queensland families have heard firsthand how the Queensland Government will help protect the Great Barrier Reef through a strategy to use dredge material from port development on land, rather than conventional sea-based disposal methods. Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Infrastructure and Planning Jeff Seeney told a public meeting in Bowen that the […]

  • 8 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Queensland Government has today revealed a long term port development strategy that will see dredge material produced at Abbot Point beneficially re-used on land. Premier Campbell Newman said the Queensland Government had been working on the Abbot Point Beneficial Reuse Strategy since coming to office in 2012 and will now ask the Federal Government […]

  • 12 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Queensland Government has welcomed Commonwealth endorsement of the state’s long-term plan to preserve the Great Barrier Reef. Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Infrastructure and Planning Jeff Seeney said the Federal Government approval recognizes Queensland’s planning and development framework is effective in protecting the Great Barrier Reef, while ensuring the continued prosperity of […]

  • 6 June 2014

    Five mega ports will be allowed along the Queensland coast, mainly in areas near the Great Barrier Reef. Abbot Point, one of the world’s biggest coal terminals, has been declared a port development priority area. The declaration comes only six months after green groups lost a battle to stop Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 2 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Revised designs for the Perry Harvey Jetty and Clump Point boat ramp at Mission Beach have been released after extensive community consultation. Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Infrastructure and Planning, Jeff Seeney, said the plans for rebuilding and upgrading boating infrastructure delivered on the Government’s election promises and were being presented to the […]

  • 3 March 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    A new Reef Facts campaign has been launched to cut through the misinformation about the Great Barrier Reef. Minister for Environment and Heritage Protection, Andrew Powell, said the false and extreme claims had the potential to damage the state’s reputation, if they were not addressed. “This Government is doing more to protect the Great Barrier […]

  • 18 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Mission Beach residents have the opportunity this week to share their views on plans for upgrading Clump Point Jetty and boat ramp at Mission Beach. Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Infrastructure and Planning Jeff Seeney, said senior officers from his department have travelled to the region to outline ongoing efforts to rebuild and […]

  • 13 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Queensland Government has concluded an assessment of proposals for a cruise ship terminal on the Southport Broadwater undertaken for the Gold Coast City Council. Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Infrastructure and Planning, Jeff Seeney, said the preliminary assessment found it is possible for one of two proposed projects to proceed and it […]

  • 19 December 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Queensland’s Coordinator General has approved the proposed $390 million Gold Coast International Marine Precinct project on the Coomera River, subject to the proponent meeting a number of stringent environmental and operational conditions. The proposal by Harbour Island Pty Ltd is to develop a 63.5 hectare site adjacent to the existing Gold Coast Marine Precinct in […]

  • 11 December 2013
    Business & Finance

    Conservation groups have blasted the federal government’s decision to approve the Abbot Point coal terminal expansion at a protest in Brisbane on Wednesday. And some in the tourism industry have voiced concern about the port development, saying they are unsure about the impact on their sector, which relies on the Great Barrier Reef. A small […]

  • 10 December 2013
    Business & Finance

    Queensland’s Coordinator General has recommended the Shute Harbour Marina development near Airlie Beach can proceed subject to proponents meeting a number of environmental, land use and cultural heritage conditions. Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Infrastructure and Planning Jeff Seeney said, should the project go ahead, it had the potential to create 107 construction […]

  • 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 […]

  • 14 November 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    A strategy to facilitate the development of the Galilee Basin and deliver up to 28,000 new jobs was unveiled by the Newman Government today. Speaking at the Major Projects Conference in Brisbane, Premier Campbell Newman said the Galilee Basin Development Strategy would grow the resources sector as one of the four pillars of the Queensland […]

  • 1 November 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Great Barrier Reef will remain one of the world’s best managed reefs through the Queensland Government’s draft Strategic Assessment of the Great Barrier Reef coastal zone. Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Infrastructure and Planning Jeff Seeney, said the report assessed how the State’s planning, development, and coastal management processes identify and protect […]

  • 17 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    The state government’s draft Ports Strategy showed the hallmarks of an ecologically sustainable approach to future development, the Queensland Resources Council (QRC) said today. Commenting on the release by Deputy Premier and State Development, Infrastructure and Planning Minister Jeff Seeney, QRC acting Chief Executive Greg Lane said the strategy’s focus on developing the capacity of […]

  • 21 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    Green groups’ claims about future development at Abbot Point coal port reveal their hypocrisy and determination to oppose any and every development to the detriment of the Queensland economy and Queenslanders. The Australian Marine Conservation Society’s depiction of proposed expansion of Abbot Point as a ‘mega-port’ was misleading, Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, […]

  • 1 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Newman Government has announced it is prepared to commit $4 million over the next two years towards the Gladstone Healthy Harbour Partnership providing industry matches its contribution. The proposed government commitment involves $1 million in set up costs, and then $1.5 million each year, over two years ($3 million in total) towards its operation. […]

  • 10 April 2013
    Business & Finance

    While campaigning to protect the Great Barrier Reef, Greenpeace activists have condemned the Abbot Point Coal Terminal expansion plans, reports sunshinecoastdaily.com. Regarding the Deputy Premier Jeff Seeney’s announcement on this topic, the Greenpeace spokeswoman Louise Matthiesson stated that the government was “rubbing salt into the wounds” of environmentalists, fishermen, residents and tourism groups. “The current […]

  • 4 January 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Queensland Government is seeking registrations of interest to participate in the first stage of potential development of new export coal terminal capacity at the Port of Abbot Point. Acting Premier Jeff Seeney said the Newman Government was committed to improving the coordination of infrastructure development in Queensland. “The export coal sector is a critical […]