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  • 10 October 2012

    According to the ABC News, the Moyne Shire is seeking solution to fix the erosion problem at the Port Fairy East Beach. They plan to use the sand from the Warrnambool dredging project to replace the greatly damaged beach and dunes at the East Beach. The Moyne Shire officials have asked the Victorian Government to […]

  • 4 June 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Shire of Gingin has temporarily closed access to Grace Darling Park in Lancelin owing to recent storm activity which has badly eroded the beach and undercut the gazebo making it unsafe for members of the public. “The gazebo structure and barbeque facility will be relocated to a safer area within the park until a […]

  • 8 February 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Palaszczuk Government’s $12 million QCoast2100 fund will assist another five local governments to help coastal communities prepare for rising threats such as erosion and storm tide flooding caused by climate change, Queensland Government just announced. Environment Minister, Dr Steven Miles, said that Torres Shire, Cassowary Coast, Mackay, Cairns and Redland City councils were all successful […]

  • 30 March 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The dredging operations have been completed at the Mallacoota Ocean Access Boat Ramp and the boat ramp has been reopened for traffic by the East Gippsland Shire Council. The excavation dredging included the mobilization of plant and equipment to the Boat Ramp site and lower car park. This is the first time since the ramp was opened […]

  • 26 November 2019

    Orbital Marine Power has scooped the Rural Blue Award for Blue Economy Enterprise of the Year at the inaugural Scottish Highlands and Islands Rural Economy (SHIREs) Awards. The SHIREs awards, which took place on November 21, celebrate the very best of Scotland’s vibrant modern rural economy. Orbital Marine Power was founded in the Highlands and […]

  • 25 May 2020
    Business & Finance

    Colac Otway Shire, a local government area in the Barwon South West region of Victoria, Australia, is calling on the State Government to commit $4.3 million to urgently address coastal erosion which is severely impacting the coastline in and around Apollo Bay. Colac Otway Mayor, Cr Jason Schram, said that the Council had been advocating […]

  • 21 June 2013

    The Bega Valley Shire Council completed the dredging program at the mouth of the Bega River at Mogareeka, reports abc.net.au. This project will provide great benefits to the local residents by preventing the Tathra-Bermagui Road from flooding. It has been a year since the river was last dredged, stated Derek Van Bracht, the Shire’s Environmental […]

  • 17 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Maintenance dredging of the Sylvania Waters canals will commence in mid-October and is expected to be completed by the end of November, according to The St George & Sutherland Shire Leader. Under the cleanup plan, three areas will be dredged: – at the exit of Gwawley Creek between Belgrave Esplanade, Clarence Crescent and Castlereagh Crescent; – […]

  • 10 October 2013

    The Shire of Esperance has received $50,000 in Western Australian Government funding to help protect the coastal town’s beachfront, according to abc.net.au. One million dollars has been distributed to 10 local shires or coastal management group across Western Australia, to protect the state’s coastline. Funding for Esperance will go towards maintaining beach amenities and infrastructure […]

  • 16 September 2019
    Business & Finance

    Colac Otway Shire Council has welcomed the State Government’s funding announcement of more than $1.35 million which will allow the dredging and other important upgrades of Apollo Bay Harbor. “Council has been strongly advocating for funding for the Apollo Bay harbor and we are pleased to receive a commitment of $1,353,500 from the State Government […]

  • 11 May 2020
    Business & Finance

    Maritime Constructions announced last week that the dredging operations are well underway at Port of Apollo Bay for the Colac Otway Shire. Colac Otway Shire Mayor, Jason Schram, said that the harbor dredging project involves shifting around 60,000 cubic meters of sand which has accumulated over the last twenty years and massively reduced access and […]

  • 1 December 2014
    Business & Finance

    The NSW Government will share the cost with Tweed Shire Council for the preparation of an integrated environmental impact study for the construction of a seawall and sand nourishment at Kingscliff. Environment Minister Rob Stokes and Member for the Tweed, Geoff Provest, announced the $150,000 funding when they met with Tweed Shire Councillors and senior Council staff […]

  • 2 November 2018
    Business & Finance

    A $12-million funding boost to redevelop the Apollo Bay Harbor Precinct is set to enable Colac Otway Shire Council of Victoria, Australia, to deliver stage one of the project, benefiting commercial operations and tourism opportunities. Colac Otway Shire Mayor, Joe McCracken, said that the council had been strongly advocating for funding for the harbor, as […]

  • 23 September 2014

    The Shire of Ashburton Council agreed at its meeting last week to endeavor to develop a MoU with Chevron, aimed at building a more positive relationship between the two organisations. The Wheatstone LNG project has undoubtedly brought benefits to the local Onslow community – and Australia – but there have certainly been challenges to overcome, […]

  • 26 November 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Wyong Shire Council decided at the November 25th meeting to extend dredging of the Entrance Channel for another week. The council resolved, as a matter of urgency, to extend the dredging, allowing further renourishment of the Entrance Beach. Council’s Mayor, Doug Eaton said: “This is an important, iconic beach in our Shire and we want to ensure […]

  • 21 March 2019
    Business & Finance

    A team of coastal scientists, engineers and economists have become the first in Queensland to finish a 10-year scientific strategy that will give Douglas Shire the tools to proactively manage and mitigate the impacts of coastal hazards. “Douglas Shire Council used the highest level of technical analysis and feedback from locals to develop a draft […]

  • 30 June 2016
    Business & Finance

    A new plan of action to manage coastal erosion at Lennox Head has been given the green light by the NSW Government. Ballina Shire Council’s Coastal Zone Management Plan has been certified by Planning Minister Rob Stokes and includes proposed works such as an upgrade to the Lennox Head seawall to protect the road and […]

  • 29 May 2015
    Environment, Operations & Maintenance

    Plans to extract rock for the construction of the proposed Swansea Bay tidal lagoon from Dean Quarry has raised concerns over the potential impact it could have on marine conservation area. The developer of Swansea Bay tidal lagoon, Tidal Lagoon Power, plans to re-open Dean Quarry in order to extract the rock for the construction […]

  • 31 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Mott MacDonald, together with consortium partners Centre for Development Management from Malawi and LTS of the UK, has been appointed on the first phase of the Shire River Basin Management Program by Malawi’s Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development. The World Bank financed project is being implemented to improve land and water management and […]

  • 8 April 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    BMT JFA Consultants (BMT), a subsidiary of BMT Group, the leading international maritime design, engineering and risk management consultancy, has recently supported the Shire of Esperance, Western Australia in its plans to construct a granite seawall and headland, as part of the Esperance Foreshore Protection & Enhancement Project. BMT was originally commissioned to help develop […]

  • 14 January 2011

    The NSW Government today announced a further $1.4 million in funding to Sutherland Shire Council to remove sand from Port Hacking’s major… (paulmcleay) [mappress] Source: paulmcleay, January 14, 2011;

  • 18 August 2015
    Authorities & Government, Environment, Operations & Maintenance

    The decision to allow the reopening of Dean Quarry that could provide rock for the Swansea Bay tidal lagoon has been challenged by the local group Cornwall Against Dean Superquarry (CADS). A judge has given the permission for judicial review of Cornwall Council’s Dean Quarry decision over failure to demand environmental impact assessment Dean Quarry development […]