Search results for: Tamar River

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  • 18 February 2020
    Business & Finance

    The Tamar River dredging program at Kings Wharf Launceston is nearing its completion, the Marine & Safety Tasmania said in their latest announcement. According to the project update, dredging operations are taking place on the eastern side of the Tamar River adjacent to Kings Wharf. ”Associated pipework will be secured on the eastern edge of […]

  • 26 May 2016
    Business & Finance

    A re-elected Turnbull Government will invest $1.5 million for the Tamar River Recovery Plan Stage 2 under ‘the Improving Your Local Parks and Environment Program’. This builds on the work completed under the Federal Government’s last contribution of $2.5 million for Stage 1. “This funding will ensure that the vital work already completed in Stage […]

  • 6 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Kings Wharf Launceston dredging scheme on the Tamar River has officially started. The completion of this dredging program is scheduled for Tuesday, 31 March 20015, according to the Marine and Safety Tasmania. Dredging operations will take place on the eastern side of the Tamar River adjacent to Kings Wharf. The dredge ‘Mili Mili’ and associated pipework will […]

  • 10 October 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    A great deal of work has been underway on the implementation of the Federal Government’s $3 million Tamar River Recovery Plan for cleaning up the River and improving the local environment and economy in Tasmania. Minister for the Environment Greg Hunt and Federal Member for Bass Andrew Nikolic today visited the Tamar River to inspect […]

  • 5 July 2012

    According to, dredging is back on the Launceston Flood Authority’s radar. New authority chairman Alan Birchmore, who comes with a background in port dredging, said it had a role to play in managing the Tamar River which is annually choked with 60 per cent more silt than in pre-European settlement days. The Examiner reports […]

  • 28 May 2012

    According to The Conversation, excessive siltation in Tasmania’s Tamar River has been directly linked to human-induced changes in the tidal system and will not be cleared by dredging alone. Researchers from Monash University have attributed the silt build-up to the human alteration of wetlands for housing development, architecture and hydroelectric production. Siltation has been a […]

  • 25 May 2011

    Launceston Flood Authority chiefs present new information on how the Tamar River works and what will be a controversial view for many on the… BY ALISON ANDREWS (examiner) [mappress] Source: examiner, May 25, 2011;

  • 11 April 2011

    A Federal Liberal government would immediately make available $2.5 million for emergency dredging of the Tamar.   BY ALISON ANDREWS (examiner) [mappress] Source: examiner, April 11, 2011    

  • 5 April 2011

    The state government will be pushed today to deliver on its promised $6.4 million funding for dredging in the Tamar River.   BY ALISON ANDREWS (examiner) [mappress] Source: examiner, April 5, 2011  

  • 9 March 2011

    The Labor-Green Government has been left with no choice but to listen to the cries for help from Tasmanians, and immediately recommence… By Victor P Taffa (southernthunderer) [mappress] Source: southernthunderer, March 9, 2011  

  • 28 January 2011

    Questions have been raised over whether environmental permits for Tamar River dredging have been required in the past. Launceston Flood … BY ALISON ANDREWS (examiner) [mappress] Source: examiner, January 28, 2011;

  • 21 January 2011

    State government and Launceston Flood Authority personnel have identified ways this week to short cut the Tamar dredging permit procedure… BY ALISON ANDREWS (examiner) [mappress] Source: examiner, January 21, 2011;

  • 13 January 2011

    Most of the promised $1 million from the state government to deal with Tamar River silt will be swallowed up in new sampling and permit … BY ALISON ANDREWS (examiner) [mappress] Source: examiner, January 13, 2011;

  • 9 December 2010

    Dredging to reduce silt in the Tamar estuary will not start until at least June because more permits are needed. Launceston Flood Authority… (examiner) [mappress] Source: examiner, December 9, 2010;

  • 2 September 2010

    It will be at least another six weeks before Launceston sees the promised state government money for silt dredging in the Tamar…   By Alison Andrews (examiner) [mappress] Source: examiner, September 3, 2010;

  • 24 August 2010

    The State Government has freed up $1 million to start silt dredging in Launceston’s Tamar River before summer…   (au) [mappress] Source: au, August 24, 2010;

  • 22 August 2010

    A major one-off dredging program for the Tamar River was announced today by the state government…   (examiner) [mappress] Source: examiner, August 23, 2010;

  • 19 August 2010

    Premier David Bartlett yesterday refused to buy into a new community push for funds to dredge a silt-choked Tamar estuary…   By Alison Andrews (examiner) [mappress] Source: examiner, August 19, 2010;

  • 30 June 2010

    Local Government Minister Bryan Green refused to commit to a date yesterday to hand over more than $6 million for Tamar estuary dredging.   [mappress] Source: examiner, June 30, 2010;

  • 23 June 2010

    The state government will not hand over more than $6 million for Tamar River dredging until it sees recommendations from yet another report.   [mappress] Source: examiner, June 23, 2010;

  • 18 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    Waikato-Tainui has signed a new Waikato River agreement with Waikato Regional Council, formalising an already closely working relationship over river co-management. The joint management agreement (JMA), signed at the Ferrybank in Hamilton, is a feature of the iwi river co-management arrangements with the Crown under the Waikato-Tainui Raupatu Claims (Waikato River) Settlement Act 2010. The […]

  • 20 June 2016
    Business & Finance

    Member for Bass, Andrew Nikolic, has announced that a re-elected Turnbull Government would provide $250,000 to extend Launceston’s system of flood levees to Newstead. The Turnbull Government’s $250,000 commitment will be matched by Launceston City Council, for a total investment of $500,000. “When Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull visited Launceston to inspect flood damage two weeks […]

  • 11 February 2010

    THE State Opposition has announced a $21 million funding package to protect Launceston from future flood threats and clean up the ailing Tamar River. [mappress] Source:examiner,February 11,2010;

  • 24 November 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Environment Agency held a public drop-in session on November 8th to explain to the community of Calstock how potential works could reduce flood risk to local homes and businesses, and benefit the environment. The EA is proposing to move the current embankment, which is in poor condition and needs replacing, back from the river, allowing […]

  • 1 November 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency is holding a public drop-in session at Calstock next week to explain how potential works could reduce flood risk to local homes and businesses, and benefit the environment. According to EA, the current embankment by the River Tamar which protects Calstock from flooding is in poor condition and needs replacing. Dan Boswell of […]

  • 25 October 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    VolkerStevin recently won a £43 million contract to build new jetty at Thanckes Oil Fuel Depot which provides fueling facilities for the Royal Navy at Devonport Naval Base. The project will deliver a new jetty with fuel loading and fire fighting facilities; the fire fighting facilities within the depot will also be replaced. According to VolkerStevin, the […]

  • 21 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency is carrying out ground investigation and topographic surveys to help develop suitable proposals to manage the risk of flooding in Calstock, Cornwall, from the River Tamar. According to EA, the existing flood embankment provides an important role in reducing flood risk in Calstock, but surveys have shown it is in a poor […]

  • 25 May 2017
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia District, has just announced that the christening ceremony of the H.R. Spies, their new hydrographic survey vessel, took place yesterday at Fort Mifflin. The vessel, made by All American Marine on the West Coast, was named after the late Bob Spies who served in the Philadelphia District from […]

  • 15 September 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Research & Development, Technology

    IMS, specialized in the production of one-truck transportable self-propelled dredging systems, has just introduced the patent pending 7012 HP JetMaster Versi-Dredge. This new technology allows for heavy duty water jet excavation of consolidated materials, environmental dredging and water injection dredging. The JetMaster has 100 HP (75 kW) dedicated to two independent high pressure water pumps integrated vertically through wells on […]