Search results for: Tasmania

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  • 2 March 2011

    Marine access to a fishing port on Tasmania’s east coast is set to become safer with dredging in the area due to start next week… (abc) [mappress] Source: abc, March 2, 2011;    

  • 29 November 2018
    Business & Finance

     AW Maritime has been engaged by Tasmania’s TasPorts to provide specialist consultancy services to assist with planning and delivering its dredging works program. “As part of this engagement, we have recently worked with the TasPorts staff to manage the widening of a berth pocket to Berth 4 in Burnie Port on the North West […]

  • 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 […]

  • 14 December 2017
    Business & Finance

    Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester was today at Triabunna to celebrate the completion of the $1.3 million Swansea Boat Ramp redevelopment project. According to the Minister, the boat ramp redevelopment was the final phase of the $1.55 million Lower East Coast Marine Infrastructure project. “This investment will boost economic growth in the region for many decades to […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 6 November 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    DP World Australia has entered into an exclusive agreement with the Tasmanian Ports Corporation, Tasports, under which the two parties will work together to provide an international container terminal at the Port of Burnie in North West Tasmania. Announcing the plan, Tasports CEO Paul Weedon welcomed the commitment by DP World Australia to progress their plans to […]

  • 11 August 2017
    Business & Finance

    Roches Beach has been identified as the most vulnerable site in Tasmania to coastal erosion and inundation, according to the Clarence City. After a major storm in 2011, the council rebuilt dunes and constructed timber access steps. The council has decided to take a pro-active approach to protect the area and also residents’ property and […]

  • 23 September 2015
    Business & Finance

    Dredging operations started today at the western end of the Macquarie wharf No.2 in the Port of Hobart. According to the Marine and Safety Tasmania (MAST), dredging is expected to continue through until mid-November. To assist with the dredging operation a silt curtain will be deployed. The silt curtain will lie approximately 15m from face of the wharf […]

  • 4 September 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Local Organizing Committee, the National Committee for Coastal and Ocean Engineering, Engineers Australia, PIANC Australia and Engineering New Zealand has announced that the Australasian Coasts and Ports 2019 Conference will take place on September 10-13, 2019 at the Grand Chancellor Hotel, Hobart, TAS. The conference theme “Future directions from 40°S and beyond” reflects the […]

  • 10 August 2015
    Business & Finance

    At an extraordinary meeting on Monday, August 3, 2015, Grey District Council, after an in-depth consideration of all its options, resolved to purchase a Launceston dredger from Tasmania, Australia. “The dredger has been fully inspected on behalf of the Council and found to be in very good condition and ideal for our purposes,” they stated. […]

  • 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;

  • 30 August 2017
    Business & Finance

    Work will begin within months to reconnect Wynyard’s waterfront with the Hodgman Liberal Government delivering $828,000 in funding to rebuild a seawall and to construct a new boardwalk in partnership with the Waratah-Wynyard Council. “This $1.7 million project will once again allow locals and visitors alike to walk on the paths through the town’s picturesque […]

  • 15 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    Tony Abbott’s planned one-stop-shop for development approvals, announced today to begin in Tasmania, is code for fast-tracking damaging mega projects across the country, say the Australian Greens. “Tony Abbott plans to remove the vital layer of federal approval that protects our most important environmental assets, which was first put in place to save the iconic […]

  • 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;

  • 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  

  • 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  

  • 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;

  • 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;

  • 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;

  • 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;

  • 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;

  • 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 […]

  • 31 October 2012
    Business & Finance

    Port of Melbourne Corporation (PoMC) Chief Executive Officer, Stephen Bradford, today invited expressions of interest from suitably qualified and experienced organisations for works associated with the $1.6 billion Port Capacity Project. Invitations are being sought in connection with the design and construction of the project’s maritime and road connection components. “Both these tenders are significant, […]

  • 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