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  • 12 January 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Kingston District Council has just released the latest update on their Maria Creek Channel dredging project, saying that the excavation of seagrass in the waterway continued this week with approximately 10,000 cubic meters removed. Council’s dredger is now in the water and will begin operations on Saturday, 13 January, in conjunction with the long […]

  • 11 May 2015
    Business & Finance

    A dedicated and collaborative effort between numerous local, state, federal and private organizations is providing essential benefits to the Lake Worth Lagoon through the completion of the Grassy Flats Restoration Project in Palm Beach County, Florida.  The 22-acre Grassy Flats Restoration Project was a cooperative effort between the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Palm Beach […]

  • 15 December 2011

    The Queensland Greens say a team of experts reviewing water quality and seagrass health in and around Gladstone Harbor is too close to…   (ninemsn) [mappress] Source: ninemsn, December 15, 2011; Image: westernbasinportdevelopment

  • 24 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    James Cook University researchers are using images from NASA satellites to help protect the Great Barrier Reef from polluted land run-off. Researchers have developed a new technique that analyses the images to assess coastal water quality from space. Many important habitats in the Great Barrier Reef such as coral reefs and seagrass are in decline […]

  • 23 October 2015
    Business & Finance

    A mild winter, combined with the early positive performance of the newly reconfigured coastal structures at Port Geographe, has seen a significant reduction in work required on the local beaches this year. Department of Transport (DoT) Coastal Infrastructure General Manager, Steve Jenkins, said that the excellent condition of the beaches at Port Geographe meant there […]

  • 22 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Department of Transport and the Jurien Boat Harbour Steering Committee have begun maintenance dredging of the Jurien Bay with operations likely to continue until late March, 2015.  It is expected the dredging will remove significant amounts of seagrass wrack and sand from the harbour seabed, delivering an improved harbour environment. In preparation for the dredging program DOT worked closely with environmental […]

  • 15 December 2011

    An independent panel of technical experts established prior to the Western Basin Dredging and Disposal project to provide high level advice to the project team and government regulators will meet in Gladstone today. The Dredge Technical Reference Panel (DTRP) is chaired by an independent expert in dredging activities, Dr Rick Morton. Dr Morton convenes the […]

  • 31 March 2010

    UP to 55 million cubic metres of dredge spoil will be dumped on seagrass beds in Gladstone harbour to allow the development of the LNG export industry, despite the risks to the region’s dugong population. [mappress] Source:theaustralian,March 31,2010;

  • 22 December 2011

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston district is working with federal, state and local partners to minimize any potential impact that the placement of dredge material from the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway Causeway to Bastrop dredging project may cause to seagrass beds located in Placement Area 62 and 63.  “We appreciate the local community’s commitment […]

  • 6 July 2012

    Progress on the sealing of the northern section of the front bund wall at Fisherman’s Landing is on schedule. The 8.8km bund wall created to reclaim 274 hectares at the northern end the current Fisherman’s Landing site was completed in August 2011, since then 4 million cubic metres of dredge material have been stored inside […]

  • 1 September 2015
    Business & Finance

    Novel research within WAMSI’s Dredging Science Node will redefine how current dredged sediment transport models predict key pressure parameters such as sediment deposition rates within ecologically significant marine habitats. Sediment deposition and subsequent smothering of marine habitats such as corals and seagrasses is one of the mechanisms by which dredging can impact on the environment. […]

  • 15 October 2019
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Victorian Regional Channels Authority (VRCA) has just announced that Sandringham Harbor Maintenance Dredging project has been wrapped up successfully. In recent years, Sandringham harbor has experienced an accumulation of sand and seagrass in front of the off the beach sailing facilities operated by Sandringham and Hampton Yacht Clubs. Dredging of the “black sludge” that […]

  • 29 May 2018
    Business & Finance

    Planning Minister Stephan Knoll announced today that the South Australian Government is giving Flinders Ports the green light to widen the Outer Harbor shipping channel to increase the region’s export capacity and grow the economy. In July 2017 Flinders Ports lodged a development application with the State Commission Assessment Panel (SCAP) to widen the existing Outer […]

  • 24 January 2014

    The Port of Hastings Development Authority has hit the ground running this year with summer seagrass, water quality and water bird sampling underway, announced Minister for Ports David Hodgett. “We have got a busy year head for the Port of Hastings container expansion project and we are getting on with undertaking the necessary environmental studies […]

  • 19 October 2012
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District has announced that the contract solicitation process for the Miami Harbor Deepening project is now underway. The bid solicitation includes deepening existing Federal navigation channels (primarily from 42 feet to 50 feet deep) and widening the channels in certain places. This project is a part of President […]

  • 16 November 2012
    Business & Finance

    Significant structural changes will be made to the groynes at Port Geographe as the State Government implements the recommendations of a three-year study and detailed computer modelling investigating excessive seagrass accumulation and erosion at the Busselton site. Transport Minister Troy Buswell said the $28.15million project would modify the shape and length of the western breakwater; […]

  • 18 December 2013
    Business & Finance

    Despite the protestations of Queensland’s Deputy Premier, dredging and dumping in the Great Barrier Reef’s waters will cause damage including to the seagrass beds at Abbot Point which will be ripped up if dredging goes ahead, according to the Australian Marine Conservation Society. AMCS Great Barrier Reef Campaign Director, Felicity Wishart, said the dredging process […]

  • 16 July 2012

    Progress on sealing the northern section of the front bund wall at Fisherman’s Landing remains on schedule for a second week. The Transitional Environmental Program (TEP) approved on 25 June allows for bund sealing works to be undertaken until 6 August to fast track sealing the northern section of the east bund wall at the […]

  • 4 June 2014
    Project & Tenders

    Work has commenced to remove more seagrass wrack from Jurien Boat Harbour to maintain improved water flow and navigation at the facility. Department of Transport A/Executive Director of Coastal Infrastructure Donna West said the wrack trawling operation was a pro-active measure to prevent a build-up of material. “It’s expected the operation will remove approximately 7,000 […]

  • 7 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    A combination of warmer weather conditions, seagrass accumulation and low tides at Jurien Boat Harbor are thought to be responsible for a recent deterioration in water quality in the harbor. Facility manager, the Department of Transport (DoT) has temporarily closed the beach at the harbor and the Department of Health has recommended people do not […]

  • 4 December 2015
    Business & Finance

    The U.S Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, has announced the official construction completion on the Miami Harbor Deepening and Widening Project, the first major port deepening to a 50-feet depth in the southeastern United States. Along with deepening, which was finished in September, mitigation construction is also completed. Recent monitoring shows the mitigation features […]

  • 3 May 2012

    The Department of Environment and Heritage Protection (EHP) has amended the allowable level of turbidity in two out of six sites in Gladstone Harbour following an application by Gladstone Ports Corporation’s (GPC). EHP’s Environmental Services Gladstone Regional Manager Don Arnold said the decision to amend turbidity levels, which regulate dredging activity, had been based on […]

  • 2 July 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    BMT JFA Consultants (BMT), a subsidiary of BMT Group, has been awarded a contract by the Western Australian Department of Transport (DoT) to provide services as Coastal Engineering Advisor for the Management of Beaches, Structures and Waterways at Port Geographe. The contract will run for an initial two years with options to extend annually up […]

  • 9 October 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Beaches at Port Geographe and Wonnerup will be boosted with additional sand prior to summer, according to the Transport Minister Dean Nalder. The Minister said that the sand was now being trucked to local beaches as part of a $28.15 million project to improve beach amenity and provide protection from erosion. The work is being […]

  • 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 […]

  • 8 July 2016
    Business & Finance

    Draft guidelines for the ongoing environmental monitoring and management of the reconfigured coastline at Port Geographe have been released for comment. Department of Transport (DoT) Coastal Infrastructure General Manager Steve Jenkins said that the draft Port Geographe Environmental Monitoring and Management Plan (EMMP), prepared by environmental experts, identifies monitoring requirements to minimize environmental impacts and […]